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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The self- destructive tendencies of the modern mind arose only when the
influence of scientific skepticism was combined with a fervor that swept modern
man in the very opposite direction. Only when a new passion for moral progress
Modern literature is replete with its professions. The conception of morality
established by this movement eliminates the distinction between good and evil,
and it is pointless therefore to express opposition to it by moral reprobation.
Let me display the inescapable need for a traditional framework first in one
example of great modern endeavor, which may then serve as a paradigm for
other intellectual and moral progress in a free, dynamic society. My example will
be 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