The Tacit Dimension
Anchor Books, 1967 - 108 Seiten
"I shall reconsider human knowledge by starting from the fact that we can know more than we can tell," writes Michael Polanyi, whose work paved the way for the likes of Thomas Kuhn and Karl Popper. The Tacit Dimension argues that tacit knowledge--tradition, inherited practices, implied values, and prejudgments--is a crucial part of scientific knowledge. --From publisher's description.
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This may sound far-fetched, because the meaning of the features is observed at
the same spot where the features are situated, and hence it is difficult to separate
mentally the features from their meaning. Yet, the fact remains that the two are ...
And each new step can be achieved only by entrusting oneself to this extent to a
teacher or leader. St. Augustine observed this, when he taught: "Unless you
believe, you shall not understand." It appears then that traditionalism, which re- ...
To show what I mean I shall recall an example of a claim lacking plausibility to
the point of being absurd, which I picked up twenty-five years ago in a letter
published by Nature. The author of this letter had observed that the average
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - thcson - LibraryThing
This book contains, or at least it's based on, a series of lectures given by Polanyi in the 1960's. It's quite short and only gives a basic introduction to Polanyi's philosophy of science, so ... Vollständige Rezension lesen