Michael Polanyi

Michael Polanyi

Hungarian–British polymath, who made important theoretical contributions to physical chemistry, economics, and the theory of knowledge. I
Theories of evolution must provide for the creative acts which brought such theories into existence.More Michael Polanyi quotes [10/08/2011 01:10:25]
These maxims and the art of interpreting them may be said to constitute the premisses of science but I prefer to call them our scientific beliefs. These premisses or beliefs are embodied in a tradition, the tradition of science.More Michael Polanyi quotes [10/08/2011 01:10:31]
I shall suggest, on the contrary, that all communication relies, to a noticeable extent on evoking knowledge that we cannot tell, and that all our knowledge of mental processes, like feelings or conscious intellectual activities, is based on a knowledge which we cannot tell.More Michael Polanyi quotes [10/08/2011 01:10:43]
But even physics cannot be defined from an atomic topography.More Michael Polanyi quotes [10/08/2011 01:10:18]
My title is intended to suggest that the community of scientists is organized in a way which resembles certain features of a body politic and works according to economic principles similar to those by which the production of material goods is regulated.More Michael Polanyi quotes [10/08/2011 01:10:53]

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