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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We have here a fact which sets a new major task to the process of evolution: a
task which appears the more formidable as we realize that both this moral sense
and our respect for it presuppose an obedience to commands accepted in ...
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
The frequent occurrence of simultaneous discoveries may appear to support this
image. Even major discoveries, which fundamentally refashion our conception of
nature, can be made simultaneously by a number of scientists at different ...
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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