Explores the thought of twentieth-century philosopher Michael Polanyi.
The Tacit Mode exposes and explores the central insights in Michael Polanyi’s major works. It focuses on his epistemological insights concerning tacit knowing, and explores their ramifications for philosophy, science, art, language, political theory, and religion. The notion of tacit knowledge reconstructs the modern concept of objectivity while avoiding the self-stultifying effects of “deconstructivist” postmodernism and puts Polanyi on the cutting edge of contemporary philosophy.
|Publisher:||State University of New York Press|
|Series:||SUNY series in Constructive Postmodern Thought Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Jerry H. Gill is Professor of Philosophy at Pima Community College. He is the author of many books including, most recently, If a Chimpanzee Could Talk: And Other Reflections on Language Acquisition and Wittgenstein and Metaphor.
Table of Contents
Introduction to SUNY Series in Constructive Postmodern Thought
David Ray Griffin
Introduction: Deconstructing Modernism
Locating the Axis
1. The Basis of Modern Thought
2. The Dynamics of Cognitive Experience
3. The Structure of Knowledge
4. Deconstructing Deconstructionism
Tracing the Patterns
5. In Science and Political Theory
6. In Language and Education
7. In Art and Religion
8. Other Interpretive Insights
Conclusion: Reconstructive Postmodernism
Note on Supporting Center