Resonant Thoughts: Michael Polanyi’s “Personal Knowledge” (1958)

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“I shall take as my clue for this investigation the well-known fact that the aim of a skillful performance is achieved by the observance of a set of rules which are not known as such to the person following them.”

“Rules of art can be useful, but they do not determine the practice of an art; they are maxims, which can serve as a guide to an art only if they can be integrated into the practical knowledge of the art. They cannot replace this knowledge.”

Michael Polanyi, Personal Knowledge (1958)

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