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Michael Polanyi and Thomas Kuhn: priority and credit

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posted on 2007-01-01, 00:00 authored by Struan Jacobs
The article argues that Polanyi was a likely source of influence on the theory of science that Kuhn developed in his The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962). The striking similarity between Kuhn’s idea of incommensurability and Polanyi’s rendering of scientific controversy in Personal Knowledge is featured here, and is used to expose a tension between Polanyi’s notions of scientific controversy and unfolding truth.

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Tradition and discovery

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33

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25 - 36

Location

Columbia, MO

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  • Yes

ISSN

1057-1027

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal; C Journal article

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