Volume 20, Issue 2, 1993/1994
Terence Kennedy C.SS.R.
Epistemology and the Human Sciences
Michael Polanyi’s Contribution to the Reshaping of Moral Theology.
This article shows how there is a great kinship between Polanyi's thought and that of Bernard Haring, "the father of modern moral theology" in the Roman Catholic Church. Haring advocated an ethics of personal responsibility that calls for an epistemology such as Polanyi developed for history and social sciences in The Study of Man.