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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For the Meno shows conclusively that if all knowledge is explicit, i.e., capable of
being clearly stated, then we cannot know a problem or look for its solution. And
the Meno also shows, therefore, that if problems nevertheless exist, and ...
We have seen that tacit knowledge dwells in our awareness of particulars while
bearing on an entity which the particulars jointly constitute. In order to share this
indwelling, the pupil must presume that a teaching which appears meaningless
This knowledge of particulars that we cannot itemize, and to which we attend only
for their meaning in some other sphere, is "tacit knowledge." Tacit knowing
guides the scientist to problems promising new discoveries. Hunches 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