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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... a fixed structure. We may confidently rely, therefore, on our analysis of
machines to declare that the predominant view of biologists— that a mechanical
explanation of living functions amounts to their explanation in terms 41
This is not to deny that there is a great deal of truth in the mechanical explanation
of life. The organs of the body work much like machines, and they are subject to a
hierarchy of controls, exercised by an ascending series of mechanical ...
There is not / one higher principle of our minds that is not in danger of being
falsely explained away by psychological or sociological analysis, by historical
determinism, by mechanical models or computers; but this battle cannot be
joined here ...
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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