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 acceptance of scientific statements by laymen is based on authority, and this
is true to nearly the same extent for scientists using results from branches of
science other than their own. Scientists must rely heavily for their facts on the ...
This does explain how different scientists may independently feel intimations of a
particular potentiality, often sighting it by different clues and possibly discovering
it in different terms. Note that there is a widespread opinion that scientists hit on ...
Tb£jmnmses_of_jL working scientist are born of the imagination seeking
discovery. Such effort risks defeat but never seeks it; it is in fact his craving for
success that makes the scientist take the risk of failure. There is no other way.
Courts of law ...
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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