Tradition and Discovery 19 (1):16-30 (1992)

Abstract
This essay is a study of Polanyi’s career as scientist and philosopher from the point of view of the history of science, starting with the first step in his academic career helped by an intervention of Albert Einstein. Polanyi’s ideas are better understood if placed against the background of then-fashionable philosophical movements, including logical positivism, and his disagreement with Bukharin in 1935. The essay studies the sources and ambitions of Polanyi’s notion of the tacit dimension, his attitude to evolution and “emergence,” and his contribution to the search for the origins of Einstein’s Relativity Theory. His success in the last of these is shown to be an exemplar of Polanyi’s own philosophy
Keywords Major Philosophers  Philosophy and Religion
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s) 1057-1027
DOI 10.5840/traddisc1992/19931914
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 61,089
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

Why Was Kuhn’s Structure More Successful Than Polanyi’s Personal Knowledge?Adam Timmins - 2013 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 3 (2):306-317.
Michael Polanyi: The Anthropology of Intellectual History.Paul Richard Blum - 2010 - Studies in East European Thought 62 (2):197-216.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Michael Polanyi, The Scientist.John Polanyi - 2004 - Tradition and Discovery 31 (1):7-10.
The Real As Meaningful.Phil Mullins - 1999 - Tradition and Discovery 26 (3):42-50.
The Man Who Fell Among Theologians.Marty Moleski - 2005 - Tradition and Discovery 32 (3):35-39.
Michael Polanyi, Scientist and Philosopher.Phil Mullins - 2005 - Tradition and Discovery 32 (3):8-11.
Polanyi and Tillich on History.Donald W. Musser - 1995 - Tradition and Discovery 22 (1):20-30.
Michael Polanyi.Paul Craig Roberts - 2005 - Tradition and Discovery 32 (3):15-18.
Darwin, Kuhn, and Polanyi.Richard Henry Schmitt - 2006 - Tradition and Discovery 33 (2):49-55.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2012-03-18

Total views
122 ( #85,027 of 2,440,203 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #432,124 of 2,440,203 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes