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    Description'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", originally published in 1967, argues that such tacit knowledge - tradition, inherited practices, implied values, and prejudgments - is a crucial part of scientific knowledge. Back in print for a new generation of students and scholars, this volume challenges the assumption that skepticism, rather than established belief, lies at the heart of scientific discovery.

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    The Tacit Dimension
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Polanyi, Introduction by Amartya K. Sen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 200 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 141 g
    ISBN 13: 9780226672984
    ISBN 10: 0226672980

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    LC classification: BD161 .P724 2009
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    Edition statement
    The University of Chicago Press
    Imprint name
    University of Chicago Press
    Publication date
    02 June 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago, IL
    Author Information
    Michael Polanyi (1891-1976) was a Hungarian-British chemist and philosopher, a Fellow of the Royal Society, and a Fellow of Merton College, Oxford. He is the author of many books, including Science, Faith and Society and Personal Knowledge: Towards a Post-Critical Philosophy, both published by the University of Chicago Press.
    Review quote
    "Polanyi's work deserves serious attention.... This is a compact presentation of some of the essentials of his thought." - Review of Metaphysics "Polanyi's work is still relevant today and a closer examination of this theory that all knowledge has personal and tacit elements... can be used to support and refute a variety of widely held approaches to knowledge management." - Electronic Journal of Knowledge "Polanyi's account is one of the best we have of how science operates as both a cultural system and a reality-seeking empirical enterprise. The Tacit Dimension is a brilliant defense of both the autonomy of science and its reliance on inherited, unspoken background assumptions that make it possible for scientists to see or make out a vision of reality." - Richard Shweder, University of Chicago"