Michael Polanyi: A Critical Exposition

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SUNY Press, Oct 15, 1986 - Philosophy - 354 pages
Michael Polanyi was an eminent physical chemist, economist, and philosopher. This book explains how the many diverse topics that concerned him belong together as essential elements in his effort to play physician to the sickness of the modern mind. Using both published and unpublished writings, Prosch critically evaluates Polanyi s efforts and examines the value of his work as philosophy. The book contains a complete bibliography of Polanyi s humanistic publications and all of his earlier works.
 

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Contents

Indications of Malaise
13
The Causes
21
The Pathogenesis
35
A New Epistemology
49
Indwelling
63
Generalization
74
Discovery
93
Verification
106
The Free Society
176
Rationale for an Evaluation
203
Can FromTo Awareness Be Ubiquitous?
209
Is Epistemological Antireductionism Sufficient?
220
The Problem of Polanyis Divarication
235
Polanyi contra Torrance
248
Can Dualism Be Avoided?
258
And Sub Specie Aeternitatis
272

Ontological Hierarchies
123
Personal Participation
135
The Arts
152
Religion
164
Notes
297
Bibliography of Michael Polanyis Publications
319
Index
347
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Harry Prosch is Professor of Philosophy at Skidmore College.

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