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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And we have seen also that a true knowledge of a theory can be established only
after it has been interiorized and extensively used to interpret experience.
Therefore: a mathematical theory can be constructed only by relying on prior tacit
We are often told that great scientific discoveries are marked by their fruitfulness;
and this is true. But how can we recognize truth by its fruitfulness? Can we
recognize that a statement is true by appreciating the wealth of its yet
What these men said was true and important at the time, but once the adversaries
they fought had been defeated, the repudiation of all authority or tradition by
science became a misleading slogan.8 The popular conception of science
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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