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Michael Polanyi (1053)

Interests
Philosophical and theoretical psychology, religious issues, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
Nationality
Hungarian
Born
1891, Budapest, Hungary
Died
1976, Oxford, England
Short Biography
Michael Polanyi, FRS (11 March 1891 – 22 February 1976) was a Hungarian-British polymath, who made important theoretical contributions to physical chemistry, economics, and philosophy. He argued that positivism supplies a false account of knowing, which ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
Appointments & Honors
  • Privatdozent, Berlin University, 1923
  • University of Manchester: Professor of Physical Chemistry, 1933-48, Professor of Social Studies, 1948-58
  • FRS, 1944
  • Gifford Lecturer, Aberdeen, 1951-2
  • Senior Research Fellow, Merton College, Oxford, 1958-61
  • Numerous honorary doctorates and special lectureships
Principal Publications
  • 1951 The Logic of Liberty. Routledge 1958 Personal Knowledge. Routledge.
  • 1964 Science, Faith and Society (2nd edn). Chicago University Press.
  • 1966 The Tacit Dimension. Routledge.
  • 1968 Logic and Psychology. American Psychologist, 23, 27-43.
  • 1969 Knowing and Being. Routledge.
  • 1975 Meaning. Chicago University Press (with H. Prosch). Publications in physical science are not listed.