Polanyi’s “Illumination:” Aristotelian Induction or Peircean Abduction?

Tradition and Discovery 42 (3):42-54 (2016)
Abstract
Illumination is a prominent feature of the phenomenon of discovery that is at the heart of Polanyi’s Personal Knowledge. Illumination is prominent as well in Louis Groarke’s “Aristotelian induction” and C. S. Peirce’s abduction. This study pursues the question of whether the term has similar meaning across these three contexts. Close examination of what is said about illumination in each of them shows that Groarke assigns an epistemological autonomy to illumination that is recognized by neither Polanyi nor Peirce. Further, Polanyi and Peirce concur in the role assigned to verification and thereby in the importance of temporality and a community of inquiry.
Keywords Major Philosophers  Philosophy and Religion
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s) 1057-1027
DOI 10.5840/traddisc201642322
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
Edit this record
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Mark as duplicate
Request removal from index
Revision history
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 32,587
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
How Did Abduction Get Confused with Inference to the Best Explanation? Mcauliffe - 2015 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 51 (3):300.
How Did Abduction Get Confused with Inference to the Best Explanation? Mcauliffe - 2015 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 51 (3):300-319.
Defending Abduction.Ilkka Niiniluoto - 1999 - Philosophy of Science 66 (3):451.
Projectual Abduction.Giovanni Tuzet - 2006 - Logic Journal of the IGPL 14 (2):151-160.
Abduction and Estimation in Animals.Woosuk Park - 2012 - Foundations of Science 17 (4):321-337.
Polanyi, Universals, and the Nominalism Controversy.Jon Fennell - 2013 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 27 (4):365-387.
Reclaiming the Peircean Cosmology: Existential Abduction and the Growth of the Self.Michael Ventimiglia - 2008 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 44 (4):pp. 661-680.
Peircean Abduction: Instinct or Inference?Sami Paavola - 2005 - Semiotica 2005 (153 - 1/4):131-154.
Henry of Ghent on Divine Illumination.Markus L. Führer - 1998 - Bochumer Philosophisches Jahrbuch Fur Antike Und Mittelalter 3 (1):69-85.
Added to PP index
2016-07-08

Total downloads
11 ( #460,327 of 2,235,694 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #446,690 of 2,235,694 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads
My notes
Sign in to use this feature