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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Gestalt psychology has demonstrated that we may know a physiognomy by
integrating our awareness of its particulars without being able to identify these
particulars, and my analysis of knowledge is closely linked to this discovery of
Applying this to the case of a physiognomy, we may say that we are aware of its
features in terms of the physiognomy to which we are attending. In the exercise of
a skill, we are aware of its several muscular moves in terms of the performance ...
We could say, in this sense, that a characteristic physiognomy is the meaning of
its features; which is, in fact, what we do say when a physiognomy expresses a
particular mood. To identify a physiognomy would then amount to relying on our ...
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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