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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 473–487.
Published: 01 September 2016
... relativism with neo-Darwinist materialism in order to differentiate his own kind of relativism from the irrealist kind, which denies scientific progress. Paksi argues as well that third ways between idealism and materialism are available—for example, the emergentism of Michael Polanyi—but his main claim...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 488–499.
Published: 01 September 2016
...,” claims that it is possible to adopt a position, a “third way,” that is neither relativist nor absolutist. He proposes that the “emergentism” of Michael Polanyi is such a third way. In response, David Bloor argues that Paksi's proposed third way is beset by profound and well-known problems of obscurity...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (1): 41–60.
Published: 01 January 2022
... “idiom” is lacking. 42 Evans-Pritchard's idea was taken up by Michael Polanyi, a professor of chemistry turned philosopher and, like his friend Mannheim, a Hungarian living in exile in Britain. Polanyi compared the belief system of the Zande to what he called the “implicit beliefs” of modern...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 59–71.
Published: 01 January 2023
... and philosopher Michael Polanyi, who immigrated to Britain in 1933, championed this vision of the freedom of science and upheld scientists’ autonomy by celebrating the “tacit” dimension of their work. Polanyi's ideas were shaped by antipathy to Marxist ambitions for state planning of scientific research and were...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (1): 179.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Michael Seidman Copyright © 2020 Duke University Press 2020 Dale Gareth , Karl Polanyi: A Life on the Left ( New York : Columbia University Press , 2016 ), 400 pp. Li tt le R ev ie w s 17 9Gareth Dale, Karl Polanyi: A Life on the Left (New York: Columbia University Press, 2016...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (3): 402–423.
Published: 01 September 2022
... be that of inductive proof. So the belief in question cannot be arrived at by rehearsal of a logical procedure. Given the importance of faith the scientific community must be seen as a moral order, a solidary whose internal structure is based upon a network of trust and faith. As Michael Polanyi put it, when one...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (2): 261–283.
Published: 01 May 2022
..., and that delineation launches a process of abstraction and quantification that distorts what Michael Polanyi called the “tacit knowledge” attending meaningful cognitive encounters. The epistemic competency of “knowing how” (Gilbert Ryle) or “following a rule” (Wittgenstein) is not responsive to quantitative...
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Common Knowledge (2007) 13 (2-3): 429–450.
Published: 01 August 2007
... of - - - - - - - - - Campbell et al. • A “Dic t atorship of Rel at iv ism”? 439 Press, Press, Philosophy a Post-Critical book his in Polanyi Michael 11...