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    Jean Bocharova (2014). The Emergence of Mind: Personal Knowledge and Connectionism. Tradition and Discovery 41 (3):20-31.
    At the end of Personal Knowledge, Polanyi discusses human development, arguing for a view of the human person as emerging out of but not constituted by its material substrate. As part of this view, he argues that the human person can never be likened to a computer, an inference machine, or a neural model because all are based in formalized processes of automation, processes that cannot account for the contribution of unformalizable, tacit knowing. This paper revisits Polanyi’s discussion of the (...)
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    Walter Gulick (2014). Ritu Bhatt, Ed. Rethinking Aesthetics: The Role of Body in Design. [REVIEW] Tradition and Discovery 41 (3):52-54.
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    David Nikkel (2014). Mark L. Jones, Paul A. Lewis, and Kelly E. Reffitt, Eds. Toward Human Flourishing: Character, Practical Wisdom, and Professional Formation. [REVIEW] Tradition and Discovery 41 (3):50-51.
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    David James Stewart (2014). The Fulfillment of a Polanyian Vision of Heuristic Theology: David Brown’s Reframing of Revelation, Tradition, and Imagination. Tradition and Discovery 41 (3):4-19.
    According to Richard Gelwick, one of the fundamental implications of Polanyi’s epistemology is that all intellectual disciplines are inherently heuristic. This article draws out the implications of a heuristic vision of theology latent in Polanyi’s thought by placing contemporary theologian David Brown’s dynamic understanding of tradition, imagination, and revelation in the context of a Polanyian-inspired vision of reality. Consequently, such a theology will follow the example of science, reimagining its task as one of discovery rather than mere reflection on a (...)
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    Eduardo Beira (2014). “Visual Presentation Of Social Matters” as a Foundational Text of Michael Polanyi’s Thought. Tradition and Discovery 41 (2):6-12.
    This essay introduces Michael Polanyi’s 1936 lecture, “Visual Presentation of Social Matters,” which is an important document sketching Polanyi’s analysis of the need for education in economics. It led eventually to the creation of Polanyi’s 1940 film, Unemployment and Money, and Polanyi’s career change from chemistry to economics and philosophy. The lecture outlines Polanyi’s program to develop visual symbols that can be used in film to promote an understanding of modern complex economics for ordinary citizens. It makes clear Polanyi’s early (...)
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    Martin X. Moleski (2014). Polanyi and Newman: A Reconsideration. Tradition and Discovery 41 (2):45-55.
    The author’s doctoral dissertation on the theological implications of the epistemologies of John Henry Newman and Michael Polanyi operated on the assumption that Polanyi’s work was independent of Newman’s. That assumption was wrong. Polanyi read Newman’s Grammar of Assent twice and took at least five pages of notes on it; he also had a copy of the book in his personal library when he died. He mentioned his reading to a friend, but indicated that he could not quote Newman because (...)
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    Richard W. Moodey (2014). “Visual Presentations of Social Matters” and Later Changes in Polanyi’s Social Theory. Tradition and Discovery 41 (2):25-34.
    In a 1936 lecture, Polanyi claimed too much for the efficacy of visual presentations of relations among economic things. His 1945 book, Full Employment and Free Trade was the last of his major publications in which he used many diagrams to illustrate his points. In that book, he stated his objective of trying to popularize the economic theory of John Maynard Keynes. But after 1945, he seems to have stopped trying to help people understand Keynesian theory, and in Personal Knowledge, (...)
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    Phil Mullins (2014). Comments on Polanyi’s “Visual Presentation of Social Matters”. Tradition and Discovery 41 (2):35-44.
    In this brief essay, I discuss some interesting elements of Michael Polanyi’s provocative 1936 lecture outlining the potential of diagramatic film to transform social thinking about the economic order. A few years later, Polanyi more carefully and convincingly returns to some themes identified here, as he articulates his criticisms of and recon­struction of liberalism.
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    Michael Polanyi (2014). Visual Presentation of Social Matters. Tradition and Discovery 41 (2):13-24.
    “Visual Presentation of Social Matters” is a 1936 Polanyi lecture, delivered to the Association for Education in Citizenship, which lies in the background of Polanyi’s 1940 film Unemployment and Money. Polanyi argues that the complex modern market system is misunderstood by ordinary citizens who subscribe to economic fallacies; this misunderstanding has contributed to violence and turmoil in the twentieth century. Polanyi proposes a program to discover a dynamic visual symbolism that he believes can clearly represent modern economic life, releasing ordinary (...)
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    John V. Apczynski (2014). The Projects of Michael Polanyi and Charles Taylor. Tradition and Discovery 41 (1):21-32.
    This essay contends that Polanyi’s groundbreaking effort to formulate a more adequate understanding of scientific knowing by acknowledging its practice of operating on the basis of shared assumptions bears striking parallels to Taylor’s subsequent efforts to disclose the cultural assumptions sustaining our sense of identity. Both projects had to uncover normally ignored cultural values and practices sustaining scientific knowing and our identities as moral beings. Given this connection, students of Polanyi would be well-served to explore Taylor’s works in order to (...)
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    Richard L. Gelwick (2014). From Tacit Knowing to a Theory of Faith. Tradition and Discovery 41 (1):10-20.
    Both Polanyi and many of his interpreters saw the implications of tacit knowing for restoring the Augustinian principle that faith precedes understanding. Polanyi’s contribution to the rediscovery of the essential role of faith in the achievement of knowledge has, however, had a limited impact in science, philosophy, and in Christian theology. Polanyi’s epistemological contribution, nevertheless, is much more than a restoration and a reformulation of tradition. Tacit knowing provides a new vehicle for deeper interpersonal understanding.
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    Walter Gulick & Phil Mullins (2014). Homage to Richard Gelwick, 1931-2014. Tradition and Discovery 41 (1):5-9.
    This essay celebrates the life and achievements of Richard Gelwick, the man perhaps most responsible for not only recognizing the importance of the thought of Michael Polanyi, but also for communicating its significance and giving it institutional continuity.
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    Paul Lewis (2014). Preface. Tradition and Discovery 41 (1):1-1.
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    Phil Mullins (2014). Dilemmas and Connections, Selected Essays by Charles Taylor. Tradition and Discovery 41 (1):48-50.
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    Stephen Turner (2014). Tacit Knowledge Meets Analytic Kantianism. Tradition and Discovery 41 (1):33-47.
    Neil Gascoigne and Tim Thornton’s Tacit Knowledge is an attempt to find a place for tacit knowledge as “knowledge” within the limits of analytic epistemology. They do so by reference to Jason Stanley and Timothy Williamson’s analysis of the term “way” and by the McDowell-like claim that reference to the tacitly rooted “way” of doing something exhausts the knowledge aspect of tacit knowledge, which preserves the notion of tacit knowledge, while excluding most of Michael Polanyi’s examples, and rendering Hubert Dreyfus’s (...)
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