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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for the principles of each level operate under the control of the next higher level.
The voice you produce is shaped into words by a vocabulary; a given vocabulary
is shaped into sentences in accordance with grammar; and the sentences can ...
And this is how an inanimate system can be subject to a dual control on two
levels: the operations of the upper level are artificially embodied in the
boundaries of the lower level which is relied on to obey the laws of inanimate
nature, i.e., ...
If each higher level is to control the boundary conditions left open by the
operations of the next lower level, this implies that these boundary conditions are
in fact left open by the operations going on at the lower level. In other words, no
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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