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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But if we know a great deal that / we cannot tell, and if even that which we know
and can tell is accepted by us as true only in view of its bearing on a reality
beyond it, a reality which may yet manifest itself in the future in an indeterminate
The degree of originality any particular scientist trusts himself to possess should
thus determine the range which he will venture to tackle and hence also the
range of information which he will unquestioningly accept. Goethe " wrote that the
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 ...
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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