Michael Polanyi: Scientist and Philosopher

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PREFACE

1. The Physics of Electricity and Magnetism, 2d ed., corrected and with a new preface (New York: Krieger Publishing, "1959, 1966" 1977).

2. Erwin Schrödinger: An Introduction to His Writings (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1967).

3. "Illative Sense and Tacit Knowledge: A Comparison of the Theological Implications of the Epistemologies of John Henry Newman and Michael Polanyi" (Ph.D. diss., Catholic University of America, 1991). A revised version of this dissertation, entitled Personal Catholicism, was published by the Catholic University of America Press in 2000.

4. "At the Wheel of the World," in From Polanyi to the 21st Century: Proceedings of a Centennial Conference, ed. Richard Gelwick (Biddeford, Maine: The Polanyi Society, 1997), 341–364; also in Tradition and Discovery 25(1999):10–25


1. EARLY YEARS

1. Interview with Vera Polanyi.

2. From Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Library, Zürich: Matriculation papers of Pollacsek, and letters by Adolf Pollacsek to the school, October 3, 1866 and May 25, 1868.

3. "Bei der Gelegenheit," sent by Erzsebet Vezér.

4. Educational and employment record from the bulletins of the Alumni Association of the ETH.

5. Interview with Barbara and Georg Striker.

6. His obituary in the German language Pester Lloyd (January 13, 1905) tells of 1,000 km of local lines built by him, including

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Contents xv
  • A Note on Names xvii
  • Abbreviations xix
  • Part I - Hungary: 1891–1919 1
  • 1: Early Years: 1891–1914 3
  • 2: Coming of Age in the Great War: 1914–1919 33
  • Part II - Germany: 1919–1933 53
  • 3: Karlsruhe: 1919–1920 55
  • 4: The Fiber Institute: 1920–1923 67
  • 5: Institute for Physical Chemistry: 1923–1933 93
  • Part III - Manchester: 1933–1959 131
  • 6: Physical Chemistry and Economics: 1933–1937 133
  • 7: The Philosophy of Freedom: 1938–1947 171
  • 8: Personal Knowledge: 1948–1959 211
  • Part IV - Scholar at Large: 1959–1976 237
  • 9: Merton College, Oxford: 1959–1961 239
  • 10: At the Wheel of the World: 1961–1971 247
  • 11: The Last Years: 1971–1976 279
  • Epilogue 293
  • Appendix: People Interviewed by William T. Scott 295
  • Notes 297
  • Bibliography of Works by Michael Polanyi 327
  • Index 351
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