The reason I rated this text 5 stars is because it is one of the best books I have ever read.
It will change one's thinking about human knowledge and give one a great appreciation of the depth and wonder of the human mind.
Obviously, you can look to Polanyi's italicized sentences for guidance towards the most noteworthy ideas.
All knowledge is personal and must exist in a knower. Objective knowledge is a myth used by power seekers. Studied this for forty years.Published 4 months ago by Ernest E. Meadows
Upon reading the other reviews of this masterpiece, the curious reader could easily get the impression that "Personal Knowledge" is all about philosophy and that a... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Theodore R. Spickler
In "Personal Knowledge" the late Michael Polanyi, a Nobel-prize-winning Physical Chemist - created a tour-de-force analysis that explores the tacit, subjective nature of... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Sanford Forte
The book articulates many of the thoughts I had been grappling with, but was unable to organize or didn't recognize as relevant to understanding my life.Published 12 months ago by Scott D. McKnight
I have some words of advice for a new reader of Michael Polanyi's Personal Knowledge. These tips will likely apply more or less to the extent by which the reader studies... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Guglielmucci
Polanyi crafted an amazing work here that explores the impossibility of strict objectivity in science and other fields. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Jillian Igarashi
I placed the order and received the book, as described, in a few brief days. It arrived in strong packaging to protect it. Read morePublished on May 25, 2012 by David S Ekman
Michael Polanyi's "Personal Knowledge" is often mistaken as some excuse for advancing a subjective epistemology. Read morePublished on April 4, 2012 by C.V. May
Polanyi's rational quest began with concrete science and was transformed into the pursuit of philosophy whereas it ultimately concluded with the discovery of the unambiguous... Read morePublished on April 19, 2010 by Mike Robinson