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 must consider next how this conception applies to the evolution of living
beings, for which the presence of such a creative agency was postulated by
Bergson, Samuel Butler, and, more recently, Teil- hard de Chardin. We must start
The misrepresentation of evolution as a process of continued selective
improvement has been assisted by shifting attention from evolution to the origin
of species. A preoccupation with the way populations of a new kind come into
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 ...
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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