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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In the exercise of a skill, we are aware of its several muscular moves in terms of
the performance to which our attention is directed. We may say, in general, that
we are aware of the proximal term of an act of tacit knowing in the appearance of
His act of knowing exercises a personal judgment in relating evidence to an
external reality, an aspect of which he is seeking to apprehend. The anticipation
of discovery, like discovery itself, may turn out to be a delusion. But it isjutilejg
... the principles of muscular action leave open their integration to innate patterns
of behavior. Such patterns leave open, once more, their shaping by intelligence,
the working of which offers, in its turn, wide-ranging possibilities for the exercise ...
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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