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Michael Polanyi's philosophy of science

Author: Tchafu Mwamba
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : E. Mellen Press, ©2001.
Series: Problems in contemporary philosophy, v. 49.
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This work examines Polanyi's theory of tacit knowledge, especially his description of it's nature, structure and function and the critical framework that gives rise to it. The study provides an  Read more...

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Mwamba, Tchafu, 1963-
Michael Polanyi's philosophy of science.
Lewiston, N.Y. : E. Mellen Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)606512411
Online version:
Mwamba, Tchafu, 1963-
Michael Polanyi's philosophy of science.
Lewiston, N.Y. : E. Mellen Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)607670562
Named Person: Michael Polanyi; Michael Polanyi; Michael Polanyi; Michael Polanyi
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tchafu Mwamba
ISBN: 077347465X 9780773474659 0889463255 9780889463257
OCLC Number: 45620992
Description: xiii, 262 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Pt. I. Michael Polanyi's Tacit Knowledge, Reality, Truth and Science --
Introduction: Polanyi on Science as Theory and Practice --
1. Polanyi's Theory of Tacit Knowledge --
2. Polanyi and the Role of the Tacit Component and of Belief in Truth assertions --
3. Polanyi, Realism, Truth and Science --
Pt. II. Polanyi and the Problem of Rationality of Science and its Philosophy --
4. Polanyi's Personal Knowledge: Towards and Beyond Kuhn's Conception of the Growth of Science --
5. Polanyi and Lakatos on the Metacriterion of Science --
6. Polanyi and Laudan's Accounts of the Theory of Inquiry Understood as Problem Solving Activity --
Conclusion: Reappraising Tacit Dimension, Evidential Support and Rationality.
Series Title: Problems in contemporary philosophy, v. 49.
Responsibility: Tchafu Mwamba.

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