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Polanyi, Michael 1891-1976

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Works: 466 works in 1,613 publications in 10 languages and 32,969 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Collector, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: BD161, 121
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Personal knowledge; towards a post-critical philosophy by Michael Polanyi( Book )

200 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work the 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. In honor of this work and his The Study of Man Polanyi was presented with the Lecomte de Noüy Award for 1959. --From publisher's description
The logic of liberty; reflections and rejoinders by Michael Polanyi( Book )

84 editions published between 1951 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1951. Bibliographical footnotes
The tacit dimension by Michael Polanyi( Book )

91 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 argues that tacit knowledge--tradition, inherited practices, implied values, and prejudgments--is a crucial part of scientific knowledge. --From publisher's description
Meaning by Michael Polanyi( Book )

35 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published very shortly before his death in February 1976, Meaning is the culmination of Michael Polanyi's philosophic endeavors. With the assistance of Harry Prosch, Polanyi goes beyond his earlier critique of scientific ""objectivity"" to investigate meaning as founded upon the imaginative and creative faculties. Establishing that science is an inherently normative form of knowledge and that society gives meaning to science instead of being given the ""truth"" by science, Polanyi contends here that the foundation of meaning is the creative imagination. Largely through metaphorica
Science, faith and society by Michael Polanyi( Book )

71 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of man by Michael Polanyi( Book )

67 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knowing and being : essays by Michael Polanyi( Book )

27 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Full employment and free trade by Michael Polanyi( Book )

39 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

S. 67-78: Full employment in Soviet Russia
Scientific thought and social reality : essays by Michael Polanyi by Michael Polanyi( Book )

11 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Society, economics & philosophy : selected papers by Michael Polanyi( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part I: Political Questions -- Introduction -- 1. To the Peacemakers (1917) -- 2. New Scepticism (1919) -- 3. Jewish Problems (1943) -- 4. The Struggle Between Truth and Propaganda (1936) -- 5. Rights and Duties of Science (1939) -- 6. History and Hope: An Analysis of Our Age (1962) -- 7. A Postscript (1963) -- 8. Why Did We Destroy Europe? (1970) -- Part II: Economic and Social Theory -- Introduction -- 9. Collectivist Planning (1940) -- 10. Profits and Private Enterprise (1948) -- 11. The Foolishness of History (1957) -- 12. Toward a Theory of Conspicuous Production (1960) -- 13. The Determinants of Social Action (1969) -- 14. On Liberalism and Liberty (1955) -- Part III: The Theory and Practice of Science -- Introduction -- 15. Science: Observation and Belief (1947) -- 16. Science and Reality (1967) -- 17. Creative Imagination (1966) -- 18. Genius in Science (1972) -- 19. Life Transcending Physics and Chemistry (1967) -- 20. Do Life Processes Transcend Physics and Chemistry? (1968) -- Part IV: Mind, Religion, Art -- Introduction -- 21. The Hypothesis of Cybernetics (1951) -- 22. The Body-Mind Relation (1968) -- 23. The Scientific Revolution (1961/4) -- 24. Polanyi's Logic-Answer (1966) -- 25. What is a Painting? (1970) -- Appendix I: An Annotated Bibliography of Michael Polanyi's Publications on Society, Economics, and Philosophy -- Appendix II: Summaries of Papers Not Republished Either above or in Polanyi's Books -- Index
Toward a unity of knowledge by Study Group on Foundations of Cultural Unity( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contempt of freedom : the Russian experiment and after by Michael Polanyi( Book )

15 editions published between 1940 and 1975 in English and German and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond nihilism by Michael Polanyi( Book )

19 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in 3 languages and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Logique de la liberté by Michael Polanyi( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in French and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The magic of Marxism : and the next stage of history by Michael Polanyi( Book )

17 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The logic of liberty by Michael Polanyi( Book )

16 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La lógica de la libertad' reúne una serie de artículos en los que Michael Polanyi, en el agitado clima de posguerra, investiga la mejor manera de comprender la estructura fundamental de la libertad. A diferencia de la creencia común en la libertad como el derecho de los individuos a realizar acciones privadas o como la libertad política, por ejemplo, de votar, Polanyi la define como el ejercicio que contribuye a la formación o el mantenimiento de un orden social espontáneo y la denomina libertad "pública". Polanyi comienza con los órdenes que le resultan más fascinantes y esclarecedores de la libertad pública, que son los órdenes espontáneos intelectuales, en particular la ciencia. "Los científicos individuales -afirma- toman la iniciativa al elegir los problemas que van a estudiar y realizar sus investigaciones; el conjunto de todos los científicos controla a cada uno de los miembros de la comunidad al imponer los criterios para hacer ciencia; y, por último, las personas deciden mediante el debate público si aceptan o no a la ciencia como la verdadera explicación de la naturaleza. En cada etapa, opera una voluntad humana." De este modo la vida científica refleja la idea de que la libertad es una forma eficiente de organización. Ya en la segunda parte de la obra, Polanyi orienta su reflexión al orden social en general para manifestar la superioridad de las sociedades policéntricas con sistemas de orden espontáneo por sobre las sociedades monocéntricas sujetas a sistemas de planificación centralizada. Contra la idea de que todo orden social es o debe ser planificado y preocupado por la amenaza de los totalitarismos, Polanyi afirma que la libertad pública sienta las bases de una sociedad libre en la que es posible alcanzar cierto grado de eficacia social. Tanto por su crítica a una concepción puramente instrumental de la ciencia y la consecuente defensa de la libre elección del investigador teórico, como por la aplicación del policentrismo al ámbito jurídico y al funcionamiento social en general, el pensamiento de Michael Polanyi ha tenido y sigue teniendo repercusiones inesperadas, cuyos ecos se escuchan en las principales discusiones contemporáneas sobre la siempre compleja relación entre orden social y libertad
Atomic reactions by Michael Polanyi( Book )

15 editions published between 1932 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The logic of personal knowledge : essays presented to Michael Polanyi on his seventieth birthday 11th March 1961 by Michael Polanyi( Book )

22 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S.S.R. economics, fundamental data, system and spirit by Michael Polanyi( Book )

8 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apartheid and the world's universities by Michael Polanyi( Book )

13 editions published between 1957 and 1958 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Meaning
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The logic of liberty; reflections and rejoindersThe tacit dimensionMeaningScience, faith and societyKnowing and being : essaysMichael Polanyi : a critical expositionEinstein, Polanyi, and the laws of nature
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Michael Polanyi brytyjsko-węgierski fizyk i chemik

Michael Polanyi chimiste hongrois

Michael Polanyi filizof a chemik

Michael Polanyi filosofo, economista e chimico ungherese

Michael Polanyi filosofo, economista e chimico ungherese naturalizzato britannico

Michael Polanyi Hongaars filosoof

Michael Polanyi Hongaars filosoof (1891-1976)

Michael Polanyi ungarisch-britischer Chemiker und Philosoph

Mihály Polányi

Polani, M.

Polani, M. 1891-1976

Polanyi, M. 1891-1976

Polanyi, Michael, 1891-

Pólányi, Michael 1891-1976

Polányi, Mihály.

Polanyi, Mihály, 1891-

Polányi, Mihály 1891-1976

Polányi Mihály magyar-brit tudós

Polányi Mihály magyar-brit tudós (1891–1976)

Μίκαελ Πολάνυι

Майкл Поланьї англійський фізик, хімік і філософ угорського походження

Полани М.

Полани, Майкл

מיכאל פולני

מיכאל פולני רופא ומדען יהודי הונגרי

פולאני, מיכאל 1891-1976

פולאניי, מיכאל 1891-1976

פולני, מיכאל 1891-1976

بولاني، مايكل، 1891-1976

مايكل بولاني

مایکل پولانی شیمی‌دان، اقتصاددان، و فیلسوف اهل مجارستان

مایکل پولانی همه‌چیزدان مجارستانی

माइकेल पोलान्यी

마이클 폴라니

폴라니, 마이클 1891-1976

ポラニー, マイケル

ポランニー, マイケル

マイケル・ポランニー

波兰尼, 迈克尓

迈克·波拉尼

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