Science, faith and society

Michael Polanyi

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 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.

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書名 Science, faith and society
著作者等 Polanyi, Michael
シリーズ名 Phoenix books
出版元 University of Chicago Press
刊行年月 1964
ページ数 96 p.
大きさ 21 cm
ISBN 0226672905
NCID BA00323830
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国