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  1. Learning to See.Esther L. Meek - 2005 - Tradition and Discovery 32 (2):38-50.
    My own ongoing reflection on the Polanyian understanding of knowing leads me to recommend that we help people acknowledge and reaccredit authority as a key feature of all human knowing. This recommendation I support in this essay by showing the following. First, I argue that reliance on authority is unavoidable. The Polanyian model, along with the complementary insights of a few others, and reflection on human experience, together show that human knowledge is what it is only by virtue of its (...)
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  2. Cultivating Connected Knowing in the Classroom.Esther L. Meek - 2007 - Tradition and Discovery 34 (1):40-48.
    After briefly summarizing Blythe Clinchy’s account of connected knowing as a knowing procedure distinguishable from separate knowing and subjectivism, I draw comparisons between it and certainfeaturesof Polanyi’s epistemology. Connected knowing and Polanyi’s indwelling have much in common. Polanyian destructive analysis comparesfavorably with separate knowing, and they concur in the detrimental restriction of knowledge to that procedure. Neither indwelling nor connected knowing should be gender-specific, though their de facto gender-specificity may be challenged along with all the other false dichotomies which are (...)
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  3. Longing to Know and the Complexities of Knowing God.Esther L. Meek - 2004 - Tradition and Discovery 31 (3):29-43.
    This response to papers on my 2003 book, Longing to Know, presented at the Polanyi Society’s November 2004 meetings, addresses two primary concerns about the book’s argument: first, that the book’s argument depends on an inappropriately unquestioned commitment to the authority of Scripture that falls short of the adjustment required by modern higher critical biblical scholarship; and second, that the book’s argument implies a religious exclusivism that overlooks the fact that the model of knowing it defends suits competing religious positions (...)
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    David J. Kettle, Western Culture in Gospel Context: Towards the Conversion of the West: Theological Bearings for Mission and Spirituality.Esther L. Meek - 2012 - Tradition and Discovery 39 (1):74-76.
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    Recalled to Life.Esther L. Meek - 1999 - Tradition and Discovery 26 (3):72-83.
    A reengagement of my 1983 dissertation, this essay describes and amplifies the commitment to realism presupposed by Michael Polanyi’s alternative model of knowing, recommending its value for thought and life. The idea of contact with reality replaces an unworkable traditional notion of correspondence. Truth bears indeterminately on reality and thus its assessment is ultimately unspecifiable. We assess successful contact by our anticipation of the discovery’s indeterminate future manifestations (IFM Effect, the reality criterion) as well as the radicality of the integrative (...)
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    The Fundamental Question of Reality: A Response to My Interlocutors.Esther Lightcap Meek - 2018 - Tradition and Discovery 44 (3):38-48.
    In this essay I respond to the assessments of my Contact with Reality provided by Stewart, Héder, Takaki, and Grosso. I clarify the book’s agenda as posing what I call the fundamental question of realism, i.e., whether reality is there. I distinguish this question from various realisms that describe specifics about what reality is like and how we through our knowing interact with it. This fundamental question exercises logical priority, has existential importance, and is timely in response to modernist epistemology. (...)
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