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 kind of subception has the structure of a skill, for a skill combines elementary
muscular acts which are not identifiable, according to relations that we cannot
define. These experiments show most clearly what is meant by saying that one ...
Motion studies, which tend to paralyze a skill, will improve it when followed by
practice. The meticulous dismembering of a text, which can kill_jts appreciation,
can also supply material for a much deeper understanding of it. In these cases,
By such exploratory indwelling the pupil gets the feel of a master's skill and may
learn to rival him. Nor is this structural kinship between subject and object, and
the indwelling of one in the other, present only in the study of a bodily
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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