Emotion, reason and tradition : essays on the social, poltical and economic thought of Michael Polanyi

Jacobs, Struan and Allen, R. T. 2005, Emotion, reason and tradition : essays on the social, poltical and economic thought of Michael Polanyi, Ashgate, Aldershot, England.

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Title Emotion, reason and tradition : essays on the social, poltical and economic thought of Michael Polanyi
Author(s) Jacobs, Struan
Allen, R. T.
Editor(s) Jacobs, Struan
Allen, R. T.
Publication date 2005
Total pages ix, 175 p.
Publisher Ashgate
Place of Publication Aldershot, England
Keyword(s) Polanyi, Michael, 1891-
Summary This collection of essays demonstrates the continuing importance of the work of Michael Polanyi for the understanding, not only of the great events of the 20th century, but also of the problems that face us in the 21st century. Polanyi moved liberalism away from a negative, sceptical and rationalist basis towards an acceptance of trust, tradition and faith in transcendent values. His conception of the free society is not one merely of doing as one pleases nor vacuously 'open', but one of individual and communal self-dedication to those values and ideals.These essays, authored by a distinguished international and interdisciplinary panel of invited contributors, examine Polanyi's specific insights in the theory of knowledge, the nature and source of social order and the philosophy of economics and science and draw relevant comparisons between Polanyi and related thinkers such as Popper, Hayek and Mises. This book shows the sources of Polanyi's ideas and his distinctive contribution to philosophy generally, to social and political thought and to economics.
Notes Contents: 1. Introduction : the significance of Michael Polanyi / Struan Jacobs and R. T. Allen -- 2. The Hungarian context of Michael Polanyi's thought / Endre J. Nagy -- 3. Believing unbelievers : Michael Polanyi and Arthur Koestler / Lee Congdon -- 4. Polanyi and the rehabilitation of emotion / R. T. Allen -- 5. Beyond nihilism / C. P. Goodman -- 6. Polanyi on tradition in liberal modernity / Struan Jacobs -- 7. Polanyi's political theory of science / Stephen Turner -- 8. Polanyi's analysis of social orders / Struan Jacobs -- 9. Polanyi's conservatism : the reconciliation of freedom and authority / R. J. Brownhill -- 10. Polanyi the economist / Paul Craig Roberts -- 11. Polanyi and the 'Austrian school' / Carlo Vinti -- 12. Observations on Michael Polanyi's keynesianism / Monia Manucci.
ISBN 0754640671
9780754640677
Language eng
Field of Research 160806 Social Theory
HERDC Research category A7 Edited book
Copyright notice ©2005, Ashgate
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30010385

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