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 this potentiality for obedience to higher demands is largely involved in man's
capacity for another peculiarly human relation to other men, namely, the capacity
to feel reverence for men greater than oneself. If evolution is to include the rise ...
It was only when the philosophy of Enlightenment had weakened the intellectual
authority of the Christian churches that Christian aspirations spilled over into
man's secular thoughts, and vastly intensified our moral demands on society.
I have now roughly generalized the principles underlying the pursuit of science to
include the cultivation of man's other ideals. The result shows how closely the
growth of thought intrinsically limits our self-determination everywhere. Whether ...
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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