Tradition as a topic of philosophic interest in Britain in the 1940s

Jacobs, Struan 2012, Tradition as a topic of philosophic interest in Britain in the 1940s, Journal of philosophical research, vol. 37, pp. 313-335.

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Title Tradition as a topic of philosophic interest in Britain in the 1940s
Author(s) Jacobs, Struan
Journal name Journal of philosophical research
Volume number 37
Start page 313
End page 335
Total pages 23
Publisher Philosophy Documentation Center
Place of publication Charlottesville, Va.
Publication date 2012
ISSN 1053-8364
Summary Between 1945 and 1948, Michael Polanyi, Michael Oakeshott, and Karl Popper respectively discussed the nature of tradition, and the part that traditions play in free societies. This article analyzes these thinkers’ ideas of tradition. Polanyi depicted tradition as knowledge that is embodied in skilled practice, and tradition for Oakeshott consists in activities that are suffused with practical knowledge and technique. Popper emphasized rational criticizability, whereas Polanyi and Oakeshott emphasized the tacit dimension of traditions.
Language eng
Field of Research 160806 Social Theory
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, Philosophy Documentation Center
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30047227

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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