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The tacit dimension

Author: Michael Polanyi; Amartya Sen
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This insightful book by Michael Polanyi was first published in 1966. It is based on his Terry Lectures delivered four years earlier, at Yale University. It is a deeply philosophical book, full of penetrating ideas, particularly about the knowledge of the world and the world of knowledge. The book, like other philosophical works of Polanyi, has received widespread attention and has generated a large literature.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Polanyi; Amartya Sen
ISBN: 9780226672984 0226672980
OCLC Number: 262429494
Description: xix, 108 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Foreword --
Introduction --
1. Tacit Knowing --
2. Emergence --
3. A Society of Explorers --
Notes --
Related Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Michael Polanyi ; with a new foreword by Amartya Sen.
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