Personal Knowledge: Towards a Post-Critical Philosophy

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$34.80
Publisher
University of Chicago Press
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Pages
464
Dimensions
5.9 X 8.9 X 1.1 inches | 1.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
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9780226232621

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About the Author

Michael Polanyi (1891-1976) was a Hungarian-British chemist and philosopher, a fellow of the Royal Society, and a fellow of Merton College, Oxford. His many books include Science, Faith, and Society; Knowing and Being; and Meaning, all published by the University of Chicago Press.

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"Polanyi's monumental work, Personal Knowledge: Towards a Post-Critical Philosophy, takes the shape of an orderly rejection of the false ideal of wholly explicit and wholly impersonal, so-called objective knowledge. The human mind, for him, is not an impersonal machine engaged in the manufacture of truth. In fact, Personal Knowledge represents a compelling critique of the positivist claim for total objectivity in scientific knowledge. . . . Polanyi, the scientist-philosopher, calls forth an enormous array of examples to show that the scientist himself is engaged in acts of personal acceptance and judgment in the very doing of science."-- "Philosophy Today"
"Rich in insights, groundbreaking in its interpretations, Personal Knowledge deserves to be better known."-- "Science and Education"