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Personal Knowledge by Michael Polanyi
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Feb 20, 2008

really liked it
Read in November, 2007

Polanyi crafted an amazing work here that explores the impossibility of strict objectivity in science and other fields. Even though this book is about fifty years old, Polanyi's language is contemporary and easy to understand. His concepts (to me) were revolutionary. And although there were gaps, as there always are in revolutions, the book was educational. I especially enjoyed his application of tacit knowledge to the written word. (Yes! The scientists speaks on the text!)

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