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 acceptance of scientific statements by laymen is based on authority, and this
is true to nearly the same extent for scientists using results from branches of
science other than their own. Scientists must rely heavily for their facts on the ...
cal features, but these do not alter the fact that the authority of scientific opinion is
exercised by the mutual control of independent scientists, far beyond the direct
scope of any one of them. When we speak of science and its progress, or its ...
This does explain how different scientists may independently feel intimations of a
particular potentiality, often sighting it by different clues and possibly discovering
it in different terms. Note that there is a widespread opinion that scientists hit on ...
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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