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ERIC Number: EJ924845
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0270-4676
Polanyi and the Role of Tradition in Scientific Inquiry
Mitchell, Mark T.
Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, v31 n3 p206-211 Jun 2011
A characteristic of the modern mind is a disdain for tradition. Polanyi argues that neglecting the role of tradition leads to philosophical incoherence as well as moral and political chaos. Polanyi's postcritical philosophy represents an attempt to show how tradition plays a vital role in the process of discovery. Ultimately, a coherent account of the sciences, as well as the humanities, is only possible when tradition is acknowledged as indispensable. (Contains 18 notes.)
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Language: English
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