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 could say, in this sense, that a characteristic physiognomy is the meaning of
its features; which is, in fact, what we do say when a physiognomy expresses a
particular mood. To identify a physiognomy would then amount to relying on our ...
I shall set aside, for the moment, the question of how far these consecutive levels
do form a hierarchy in our sense, and concentrate instead on the fact that all
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Moreover, the conclusion that machines are defined by the fact that boundary
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principles foreign to physics and chemistry, makes it clear that it is in respect of its
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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