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Michael Polyani (1966)

The Tacit Dimension

University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

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 methods' but rather consists in a discipline imposed by scientists on themselves in the interest of discovering an objective, impersonal truth.

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