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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Man the explorer is placed in the midst of potential discoveries, which offer him
the possibility of numberless problems. We have seen how scientists, scattered
over the globe, respond to one vast field of potential thought, how each finds in it
The field of new potential meanings was so rich that this enterprise, once started,
swept on toward an infinite range of higher meanings, unceasingly pouring them
into existence, for the better part of a billion years. Almost from the start, this ...
37, 1962), pp. 1-14. "Tacit Knowing and Its Bearing on Some Problems of
Philosophy," Review of Modern Physics (Vol. 34, 1962), p. 601 ff. "The Potential
Theory of Adsorption: Authority in Science Has Its Uses and Its Dangers,"
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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