The Tacit Mode: Michael Polanyi's Postmodern Philosophy

The Tacit Mode: Michael Polanyi's Postmodern Philosophy

by Jerry H. Gill



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The Tacit Mode: Michael Polanyi's Postmodern Philosophy by Jerry H. Gill

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791444290
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 01/01/2000
Series: SUNY series in Constructive Postmodern Thought Series
Pages: 206
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

Part One
Locating the Axis

1. The Basis of Modern Thought

2. The Dynamics of Cognitive Experience

3. The Structure of Knowledge

4. Deconstructing Deconstructionism

Part Two
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


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