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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The ontological counterpart of this would be ( 1 ) that the principles controlling a
comprehensive entity would be found to rely for their operations on laws
governing the particulars of the entity in themselves; and (2) that at the same time
Scientists must rely heavily for their facts on the authority of fellow scientists. This
authority is enforced in an even more personal manner in the control exercised
by scientists over the channels through which contributions are submitted to all ...
form, even the most revolutionary mind must choose as his calling a small area of
responsibility, for the transformation of which he will rely on the surrounding
world as its premises. Perfectionism, which would transform the whole of thought
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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