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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This kind of subception has the structure of a skill, for a skill combines elementary
muscular acts which are not identifiable, according to relations that we cannot
define. These experiments show most clearly what is meant by saying that one ...
An answer to this— or at least part of an answer to it— is to be found in
experiments extending subception to subliminal stimuli. Hefferline and
collaborators have observed that when spontaneous muscular twitches, unfelt by
the subject— but ...
Eriksen and Kuethe, whose observation of not consciously identified avoidance I
have quoted as a kind of subception, have called this avoidance a defense
mechanism, thus affiliating it to Freudian conceptions. This practice is
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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