Personal Knowledge: Towards a Post-Critical Philosophy First Edition, Enlarged Edition, Kindle Edition

4.7 out of 5 stars 34 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0226232621
ISBN-10: 022623262X
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Kindle App Ad
Buy
$14.75
Digital List Price: $25.00

Deliver to your Kindle or other device


Buy for others

Give as a gift or purchase for a team or group. Learn more

Buying and sending eBooks to others


Single copy
(Sent by Amazon)
Amazon emails the eBook to a recipient on your behalf.
Learn more

Multiple copies
(Send on your own)
You send redemption links to your recipients.
Learn more


These ebooks can only be redeemed by recipients in the US. Redemption links and eBooks cannot be resold.

Quantity:
This item has a maximum order quantity limit.
See all 16 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
$14.75

The Amazon Book Review
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.


Try Kindle Countdown Deals
Explore limited-time discounted eBooks. Learn more.

Editorial Reviews

Review

“Polanyi’s monumental work, Personal Knowledge: Towards a Post-Critical Philosophy, takes the shape of an orderly rejection of the false ideal of wholly explicit and wholly impersonal, so-called objective knowledge. The human mind, for him, is not an impersonal machine engaged in the manufacture of truth. In fact, Personal Knowledge represents a compelling critique of the positivist claim for total objectivity in scientific knowledge. . . . Polanyi, the scientist-philosopher, calls forth an enormous array of examples to show that the scientist himself is engaged in acts of personal acceptance and judgment in the very doing of science.”
(Philosophy Today)

“Rich in insights, groundbreaking in its interpretations, Personal Knowledge deserves to be better known.”
(Science and Education)

About the Author

Michael Polanyi (1891–1976) was a Hungarian-British chemist and philosopher, a fellow of the Royal Society, and a fellow of Merton College, Oxford. His many books include Science, Faith, and Society; Knowing and Being; and Meaning, all published by the University of Chicago Press. 

Product details

  • File Size: 2653 KB
  • Print Length: 503 pages
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press; First Edition, Enlarged edition (June 22, 2015)
  • Publication Date: June 22, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00XVQOPHO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #419,638 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?


Customer Reviews

Share your thoughts with other customers
See all 34 customer reviews

Read reviews that mention

Top customer reviews

April 25, 2018
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
July 30, 2016
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
8 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
March 13, 2013
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
32 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
August 5, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
August 31, 2016
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
March 31, 2015
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
April 22, 2018
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Personal Knowledge: Towards a Post-Critical Philosophy
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Personal Knowledge: Towards a Post-Critical Philosophy