On knowing by Michael Polanyi


AuthorMichael Polanyi (1891 - 1976) Scientist turned Philosopher
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We know more than we can tell.

Michael Polanyi (1891 - 1976) Scientist turned Philosopher

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Quotations from Michael Polanyi:

 Into every act of knowing there enters a passionate contribution of the person knowing what is being known and that this coefficient is no mere imperfection but a vital component of his knowledge.

Michael Polanyi, (1891 - 1976) Scientist turned Philosopher

 While tacit knowledge can be possessed by itself, explicit knowledge must rely on being tacitly understood and applied.

Hence all knowledge is either tacit or rooted in tacit knowledge.

A wholly explicit knowledge is unthinkable.

Michael Polanyi, (1891 - 1976) Scientist turned Philosopher

 We know more than we can tell.

Michael Polanyi, (1891 - 1976) Scientist turned Philosopher

If you are interested in Knowledge Management, the Knowledge Café or the role of conversation in organizational life then you my be interested in this online book I am writing on Conversational Leadership
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