Science, Faith and Society download free [PDF and Ebook] by Michael Polanyi

Science, Faith and Society download free [PDF and Ebook] by Michael Polanyi year 1964
  • Book name: Science, Faith and Society
  • Author: Michael Polanyi
  • Release date: 1964/12/10
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Science and Geography
  • ISBN: 9780226672908
  • Rating: 7.35 of 10
  • Votes: 332
  • Review by: Alaia Caron
  • Review rating: 7.64 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/19
  • Total pages: 96
  • Includes a PDF summary of 9 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: In its concern with science as an essentially human enterprise, Science, Faith and Society makes an original and challenging contribution to the philosophy of science. On its appearance in 1946 the book quickly became the focus of controversy. Polanyi aims to show that science must be understood as a community of inquirers held together by a common faith; science, he argues, is not the use of 'scientific method' but rather consists in a discipline imposed by scientists on themselves in the interests of discovering an objective, impersonal truth. That such truth exists and can be found is part of the scientists' faith. Polanyi maintains that both authoritarianism and scepticism, attacking this faith, are attacking science itself.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 5H29M35S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Philosophy Of Science, Philosophy Of Mind
  • Available formats: EPUB, JPG, WORD, PDF, GIF, PRC, TXT, DOC. Compressed in ZIP, AZW4, CPIO, DMG, RAR, LZ, CBR
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 19.55 USD
  • Dimensions: 136x203x6.35mm
  • Weight: 108g
  • Printed by: University of Chicago Press
  • Published in: United States

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