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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While the declared aim of current biology is to explain all the phenomena of life in
terms of the laws of physics and chemistry, its actual practice is to attempt an
explanation in terms of a machinery, based on the laws of physics and chemistry.
Engineering and physics are two different sciences. Engineering includes the
operational principles of machines and some knowledge of physics bearing on
these principles. Physics and chemistry, on the other hand, include no
knowledge of ...
chanical explanation of living functions amounts to their explanation in terms of
physics and chemistry —is false. Moreover, the conclusion that machines are
defined by the fact that boundary conditions expressly left open by physics and ...
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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