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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A variety of operations based on this structure has proved it to be a richly
revealing representation of thought. The fact that it is impossible to account for
the nature and justification of knowledge by a series of strictly explicit operations
In a society of explorers man is in thought. Man the explorer is placed in the midst
of potential discoveries, which offer him the possibility of numberless problems.
We have seen how scientists, scattered over the globe, respond to one vast field
But we need not go into all these variations; they are transcended by a test which
proves that all such groups effectively foster the intrinsic power of thought. For
these circles, these professional associations—some perhaps no more than ...
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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