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Michael Polanyi – 3 Quotes


3 Quotes by Michael Polanyi


I shall suggest, on the contrary, that all communication relies, to a noticeable extent on evoking knowledge that we cannot tell, and that all our knowledge of mental processes, like feelings or conscious intellectual activities, is based on a knowledge which we cannot tell.

– Michael Polanyi

The process of philosophic and scientific enlightenment has shaken the stability of beliefs held explicitly as articles of faith.

– Michael Polanyi

Human beings exercise responsibilities within a social setting and a framework of obligations which transcend the principle of intelligence.

– Michael Polanyi