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 ...Read MoreIn 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.Read Less
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Good. No Jacket. 1966. Book Condition: Good. Name on inside cover; otherwise smooth spine with moderately worn and yellowed covers; pages yellowed, but clean and unmarked. Bookseller's Inventory #SCIE176.
Very Good. Used 96 pages. Covers are clean with age discoloring, light edge & corner wear, apporx. 10 pages have underlining or margin marks, name/date written on title page. Contents include: Science and Reality; Authority and Conscience; Dedication or Servitude; Premisses of Science; Significance of New Observatons.
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