“Polanyi’s monumental work, Personal Knowledge: Towards a Post-Critical Philosophy, takes the shape of an orderly rejection of the false ideal of wholly explicit and wholly impersonal, so-called objective knowledge. The human mind, for him, is not an impersonal machine engaged in the manufacture of truth. In fact, Personal Knowledge represents a compelling critique of the positivist claim for total objectivity in scientific knowledge. . . . Polanyi, the scientist philosopher, calls forth an enormous array of examples to show that the scientist himself is engaged in acts of personal acceptance and judgment in the very doing of science.”(Philosophy Today)
“Rich in insights, groundbreaking in its interpretations, Personal Knowledge deserves to be better known.”(Science and Education) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
Mary Jo Nye is the Thomas Hart and Mary Jones Horning Professor of the Humanities Emerita and professor of history emerita at Oregon State University. She is the author of several books, including, most recently, Blackett: Physics, War, and Politics in the Twentieth Century.--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.