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Polanyi, Michael 1891-1976

Works: 343 works in 1,243 publications in 11 languages and 27,723 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Contributor
Classifications: Q175, 501
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Personal knowledge; towards a post-critical philosophy by Michael Polanyi( Book )

173 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work the physical chemist and philosopher, Michael Polanyi, demonstrates that the scientist's personal participation in his knowledge, in both its discovery and its validation, is an indispensable part of science itself. Even in the exact sciences, "knowing" is an art, of which the skill of the knower, guided by his personal commitment and his passionate sense of increasing contact with reality, is a logically necessary part. In the biological and social sciences this becomes even more evident. The tendency to make knowledge impersonal in our culture has split fact from value, science from humanity. Polanyi wishes to substitute for the objective, impersonal ideal of scientific detachment an alternative ideal which gives attention to the personal involvement of the knower in all acts of understanding. In honor of this work and his The Study of Man Polanyi was presented with the Lecomte de Noüy Award for 1959. --From publisher's description
The tacit dimension by Michael Polanyi( Book )

82 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I shall reconsider human knowledge by starting from the fact that we can know more than we can tell," writes Michael Polanyi, whose work paved the way for the likes of Thomas Kuhn and Karl Popper. The Tacit Dimension argues that tacit knowledge--tradition, inherited practices, implied values, and prejudgments--is a crucial part of scientific knowledge. --From publisher's description
The logic of liberty; reflections and rejoinders by Michael Polanyi( Book )

91 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Science, faith and society by Michael Polanyi( Book )

43 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meaning by Michael Polanyi( Book )

28 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published very shortly before his death in February 1976, Meaning is the culmination of Michael Polanyi's philosophic endeavors. With the assistance of Harry Prosch, Polanyi goes beyond his earlier critique of scientific ""objectivity"" to investigate meaning as founded upon the imaginative and creative faculties. Establishing that science is an inherently normative form of knowledge and that society gives meaning to science instead of being given the ""truth"" by science, Polanyi contends here that the foundation of meaning is the creative imagination. Largely through metaphorica
Knowing and being : essays by Michael Polanyi( Book )

27 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Full employment and free trade by Michael Polanyi( Book )

32 editions published between 1945 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

S. 67-78: Full employment in Soviet Russia
Scientific thought and social reality ; essays by Michael Polanyi by Michael Polanyi( Book )

13 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contempt of freedom : the Russian experiment and after by Michael Polanyi( Book )

15 editions published between 1940 and 1975 in English and German and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Society, economics & philosophy : selected papers by Michael Polanyi( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond nihilism by Michael Polanyi( Book )

21 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in 3 languages and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The magic of Marxism : and the next stage of history by Michael Polanyi( Book )

12 editions published in 1956 in English and Undetermined and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atomic reactions by Michael Polanyi( Book )

13 editions published between 1932 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S.S.R. economics, fundamental data, system and spirit by Michael Polanyi( Book )

9 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apartheid and the world's universities by Michael Polanyi( Book )

10 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Logic of Personal knowledge: essays presented to Michael Polanyi on his seventieth birthday, 11th March 1961 by Michael Polanyi( Book )

14 editions published in 1961 in English and Undetermined and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study, first published in 1958, offers Michael Polanyis' epistemological insights. Polanyi, originally a chemist and chemical physicist, is widely acclaimed for his epistemology which opposes the prevailing positivist approaches. His discussion of tacit knowledge has proved to be influential in many fields from theology to artificial intelligence. This text represnts a contribution to 20th-century thought, and continues to make valuable insights to our understanding of how knowledge functions
The republic of science, its political and economic theory; a lecture delivered at Roosevelt University, January, 11, 1962 by Michael Polanyi( Book )

5 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intellect and hope; essays in the thought of Michael Polanyi by Thomas A Langford( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of Man (Routledge Revivals) the Lindsay Memorial Lectures 1958 by Michael Polanyi( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Polanyi (1891-1976) was an eminent theorist across the fields of philosophy, physical chemistry and economics. Elected to the Royal Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, his contributions to research in the social sciences, and his theories on positivism and knowledge, are of critical academic importance. The three lectures included in this comprehensive volume, first published in 1959, argue for Polanyi's principle of 'tacit knowing' as a fundamental component of knowledge. They were intended to accompany Polanyi's earlier work, Personal Knowledge, and as a
The Hidden Epidemic a Report on Child and Family Poverty in Toronto by Michael Polanyi( )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report describes the hidden epidemic of child and family poverty in Toronto. It shows which children are most affected by poverty. Finally, it proposes that it is a crucial time for action by the City of Toronto, in collaboration with other levels of government, to reduce and eventually eradicate child poverty
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Alternative Names
Michael Polanyi brytyjsko-węgierski fizyk i chemik

Michael Polanyi filosofo, economista e chimico ungherese

Michael Polanyi Hongaars filosoof

Michael Polanyi Hungarian-British polymath

Michael Polanyi ungarisch-britischer Chemiker und Philosoph

Mihály Polányi

Polani, M.

Polani, M. 1891-1976

Polanyi, M. 1891-1976

Pólányi, Michael 1891-1976

Polányi, Mihály

Polányi, Mihály 1891-1976

Polányi Mihály magyar-brit tudós

Μίκαελ Πολάνυι

Майкл Поланьї

Полани, Майкл

מיכאל פולני

פולאני, מיכאל 1891-1976

פולאניי, מיכאל 1891-1976

פולני, מיכאל 1891-1976

مايكل بولاني

مایکل پولانی شیمی‌دان، اقتصاددان، و فیلسوف اهل مجارستان

माइकेल पोलान्यी

마이클 폴라니

폴라니, 마이클 1891-1976

ポラニー, マイケル

ポランニー, マイケル


波兰尼, 迈克尓


The tacit dimensionThe logic of liberty; reflections and rejoindersScience, faith and societyMeaningKnowing and being : essaysMichael Polanyi : a critical expositionMichael Polanyi and his generation : origins of the social construction of science