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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This fact seems obvious enough; but it is not sy to say exactly what it means.
Take an example. e know a person's face, and can recognize it mong a thousand
, indeed among a million. Yet we sually cannot tell how we recognize a face we
The expectation of a shock, which at first had been vague and unceasing, now
becomes sharply fluctuating; it suddenly rises at some moments and drops
between them. So we may say that even though we do not learn to recognize the
But how can we recognize truth by its fruitfulness? Can we recognize that a
statement is true by appreciating the wealth of its yet undiscovered
consequences? This would of course be nonsensical, if we had to know explicitly
what was yet ...
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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