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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... this by analyzing in these terms the various cases of tacit knowing that I have
spoken of already, but I shall rather give new examples, which will take us further
by showing pairs of levels which tend to link up into a series forming a hierarchy.
... when I now pass from hierarchies of human skills to the hierarchy of levels
found in living beings. The sequence of these levels is built up by the rise of
higher forms of life from lower ones. We can see all the levels of evolution at a
glance in ...
This principle of marginality could be recognized already in the way I described
some hierarchies of human performances. You can see, for example, how, in the
hierarchy constituting speechmaking, successive working principles control the ...
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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