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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These philosophers are right in pointing out that no process of inference takes
place either in getting to know a mind, or in seeing a cobblestone, and that it is
fruitless, therefore, to inquire about the way such an inference is conducted; but
And since I regard the significance of a thing as more important than its tangibility
, I shall say that minds and problems are more real than cobblestones. This is to
class our knowledge of reality with the kind of foreknowledge which guides ...
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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