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 At the Wheel of the World: 1961–1971

William Taussig Scott and Martin X. Moleski

in Michael Polanyi

Published in print June 2005 | ISBN: 9780195174335
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835706 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019517433X.003.0010
  At the Wheel of the World: 1961–1971

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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

Chapter.  15796 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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