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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say, therefore, that when shock syllables arouse an apprehension in us, without
our being able to identify the syllables which arouse it, we know these syllables
only in terms of their meaning. It is their meaning to which our attention is directed
fingers used again with his mind on his music, the features of a physiognomy and
the details of a pattern glanced at once more from a distance: they all come to life
and recover their meaning and their comprehensive relationship. But it is ...
But dead matter, matter that is both lifeless and deathless, takes on meaning by
originating living things. With them a hazard enters the hitherto unerring universe:
a hazard of life and death. The field of new potential meanings was so rich that ...
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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