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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Scientific skepticism would trust only material necessity for achieving universal
brotherhood. Skepticism and utopianism had thus fused into a new skeptical
fanaticism. It seemed to me then that our whole civilization was pervaded by the ...
The self- destructive tendencies of the modern mind arose only when the
influence of scientific skepticism was combined with a fervor that swept modern
man in the very opposite direction. Only when a new passion for moral progress
Scientific skepticism and moral perfectionism join forces then in a movement
denouncing any appeal to moral ideals as futile and dishonest. Its perfectionism
demands a total transformation of society; but this Utopian project is not allowed
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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