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Knowledge and CoordinationA Liberal Interpretation$
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Daniel B. Klein

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199355327

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199355327.001.0001

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In Defense of Dwelling in Great Minds

In Defense of Dwelling in Great Minds

A Few Quotations from Michael Polanyi’s The Study of Man

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(p.313) Chapter 18 In Defense of Dwelling in Great Minds
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Knowledge and Coordination
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Daniel B. Klein

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199355327.003.0018

This chapter contains passages from Michael Polanyi’s book The Study of Man, published in 1963. One of the passages states that in order to contemplate a person as an ideal is to submit to his authority. People need reverence to perceive greatness, even as people need a telescope to observe spiral nebulae. The passage concludes that people train themselves to the understanding and imitation of the great minds of the past by entering on a framework of expressions and standards.

Keywords:   Michael Polanyi, The Study of Man

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