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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Perception, on which Gestalt psychology centered its attention, now appears as
the most impoverished form of tacit knowing. As such it will be shown to form the
bridge between the higher creative powers of man and the bodily processes ...
The transposition of bodily experiences into the perception of things outside may
now appear, therefore, as an instance of the transposition of meaning away from
us, which we have found to be present to some extent in all tacit knowing.
Modern philosophers have argued that perception does not involve projection,
since we are not previously aware of the internal processes which we are
supposed to have projected into the qualities of things perceived. But we have
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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