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Michael PolanyiScientist and Philosopher$
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William Taussig Scott and Martin X. Moleski

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195174335

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2005

DOI: 10.1093/019517433X.001.0001

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 At the Wheel of the World: 1961–1971

 At the Wheel of the World: 1961–1971

(p.247) 10 At the Wheel of the World: 1961–1971
Michael Polanyi

William Taussig Scott

Martin X. Moleski (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

Because Polanyi found a great deal of support for his work through philosophers and theologians in the United States, he traveled there frequently and gave dozens of lectures that helped him to distill his understanding of the tacit dimensions of thought. By dwelling in interpretative frameworks, we make new discoveries that allow us to break out of the old worldview, casting all of the data in an entirely new light. Polanyi also found a deep harmony between the epistemology of personal knowledge and existentialism, because knowing is a free act for which the knower must take personal responsibility.

Keywords:   tacit dimension, dwelling in / breaking out, interpretative frameworks, epistemology, personal knowledge, existentialism

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