9780226672908-0226672905-Science, Faith and Society (Phoenix Books)

Science, Faith and Society (Phoenix Books)

ISBN-13: 9780226672908
ISBN-10: 0226672905
Edition: Later Printing
Author: Polanyi, Michael
Publication date: 1964
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 96 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780226672908
ISBN-10: 0226672905
Edition: Later Printing
Author: Polanyi, Michael
Publication date: 1964
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 96 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Polanyi, Michael wrote Science, Faith and Society (Phoenix Books) comprising 96 pages back in 1964. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0226672905 and 9780226672908. Since then Science, Faith and Society (Phoenix Books) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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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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