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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If we then apply the principle that the operations of a higher level can never be
derived from the laws governing its isolated particulars, it follows that none of
these biotic operations can be accounted for by the laws of physics and chemistry
While the declared aim of current biology is to explain all the phenomena of life in
terms of the laws of physics and chemistry, its actual practice is to attempt an
explanation in terms of a machinery, based on the laws of physics and chemistry.
But how can a machine which, as an inanimate body, obeys the laws of physics
and chemistry fail to be determined by these laws? How can it follow both the
laws of nature and its own operational principles as a machine? How does 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