Book ID: CBB914837869

Personal Knowledge: Towards a Post-Critical Philosophy (2015)

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Polanyi, Michael (Author)
Nye, Mary Jo (Contributor)


University of Chicago Press


Publication Date: 2015
Physical Details: 428 pp.
Language: English

The publication of Personal Knowledge in 1958 shook the science world, as Michael Polanyi took aim at the long-standing ideals of rigid empiricism and rule-bound logic. Today, Personal Knowledge remains one of the most significant philosophy of science books of the twentieth century, bringing the crucial concepts of “tacit knowledge” and “personal knowledge” to the forefront of inquiry. In this remarkable treatise, Polanyi attests that our personal experiences and ways of sharing knowledge have a profound effect on scientific discovery. He argues against the idea of the wholly dispassionate researcher, pointing out that even in the strictest of sciences, knowing is still an art, and that personal commitment and passion are logically necessary parts of research. In our technological age where fact is split from value and science from humanity, Polanyi’s work continues to advocate for the innate curiosity and scientific leaps of faith that drive our most dazzling ingenuity. For this expanded edition, Polyani scholar Mary Jo Nye set the philosopher-scientist’s work into contemporary context, offering fresh insights and providing a helpful guide to critical terms in the work. Used in fields as diverse as religious studies, chemistry, economics, and anthropology, Polanyi’s view of knowledge creation is just as relevant to intellectual endeavors today as when it first made waves more than fifty years ago.

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Authors & Contributors
Kaiser, David Isaac
Medawar, Jean
Perutz, Max F.
Pyke, David
Gordin, Michael D.
Ito, Kenji
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Substantia: An International Journal of the History of Chemistry
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
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Osiris: A Research Journal Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
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