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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I saw also that this self-immolation of the mind was actuated by powerful moral
motives. The mechanical course of ... Scientific skepticism would trust only
material necessity for achieving universal brotherhood. Skepticism and
utopianism had ...
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
The unprecedented critical lucidity of modern man is fused here with his equally
unprecedented moral demands and ... Scientific skepticism and moral
perfectionism join forces then in a movement denouncing any appeal to moral
ideals as ...
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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