Personal Knowledge Towards a Post-Critical Philosophy

ISBN-10: 0226672883

ISBN-13: 9780226672885

Edition: 1958 (Reprint)

Authors: Michael Polanyi
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Description: In this work the distinguished physical chemist and philosopher, Michael Polanyi, demonstrates that the scientist's personal participation in his knowledge, in both its discovery and its validation, is an indispensable part of science itself. Even in the exact sciences, "knowing" is an art, of which the skill of the knower, guided by his personal commitment and his passionate sense of increasing contact with reality, is a logically necessary part. In the biological and social sciences this becomes even more evident. The tendency to make knowledge impersonal in our culture has split fact from value, science from humanity. Polanyi wishes to substitute for the objective, impersonal ideal of scientific detachment an alternative ideal which gives attention to the personal involvement of the knower in all acts of understanding. His book should help to restore science to its rightful place in an integrated culture, as part of the whole person's continuing endeavor to make sense of the totality of his experience. In honor of this work and his The Study of Man Polanyi was presented with the Lecomte de Noüy Award for 1959. nbsp;

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Book details

List price: $22.50
Copyright year: 1958
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 8/15/1974
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 442
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Art of Knowing
Objectivity
Probability
Order
Skills
The Tacit Component
Articulation
Intellectual Passions
Conviviality
The Justification of Personal Knowledge
The Logic of Affirmation
The Critique of Doubt
Commitment
Knowing and Being
The Logic of Achievement
Knowing Life
The Rise of Man
Index
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