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  1. Polanyi, 'Jewish Problems' and Zionism.Paul Knepper - 2005 - Tradition and Discovery 32 (1):6-19.
    Although his ‘Jewish Problems’ article of 1943 would be his only publication on the subject, Michael Polanyi thought, wrote, and lectured about Zionism throughout the 1930s and 1940s. He framed the issues concerning Jewish settlement in Palestine not within the immediate context of the Second World War but within the wider context of assimilation and Jewish encounters with modernity. Specifically, Polanyi engaged the arguments of Lewis Namier, a Manchester colleague and committed Zionist. Polanyi approached Zionism from the perspective of a (...)
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    Double Exile.Paul Knepper - 2009 - Tradition and Discovery 36 (3):67-69.
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    Michael Polanyi and Jewish Identity.Paul Knepper - 2005 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 35 (3):263-293.
    s Jewish identity contributed to his philosophical outlook. His life in a Hungarian-acculturated, nonobservant Jewish family in the last decades of the Austro-Hungarian Empire; his experience as a Jew emigrating from Hitler’s Germany; and his thoughts about Zionism informed his theory of knowledge. During the late 1930s and 1940s, he worked to reconcile his Jewish identity with his commitments to Christianity, and this tension contributed to his thinking about the nature of scientific discovery. The malapropism baptized Jew characterizes the scientist (...)
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