Michael Polanyi: scientist and philosopher Scott, William Taussig

By: Scott, William Taussig
Contributor(s): Moleski, Martin X
Publisher: New York Oxford University Press 2005Description: xx, 364 p.ISBN: 9780195174335Subject(s): Polanyi | MichaelDDC classification: 192 Summary: Michael Polanyi was one of the great figures of European intellectual life in the 20th century. A highly acclaimed physical chemist in the first period of his career who became a celebrated philosopher after orld War II, Polanyi taught in Germany, England, and the United States and associatedwith many of the leading intellects of his time. His biography has remained unwritten partly because his many and scattered interests in a wide variety of fields, including six subfields of physical chemistry, epistemology, economics, patent law, social and political theory, aesthetics, and theology. This long-awaited volume will be the definitive resource on Polanyi and his work.
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Michael Polanyi was one of the great figures of European intellectual life in the 20th century. A highly acclaimed physical chemist in the first period of his career who became a celebrated philosopher after orld War II, Polanyi taught in Germany, England, and the United States and associatedwith many of the leading intellects of his time. His biography has remained unwritten partly because his many and scattered interests in a wide variety of fields, including six subfields of physical chemistry, epistemology, economics, patent law, social and political theory, aesthetics, and theology. This long-awaited volume will be the definitive resource on Polanyi and his work.

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