Volume 29, Issue 2, 2002/2003
David W. Rutledge
“Conquer or Die”?
Intellectual Controversy and Personal Knowledge
This article examines the subject of intellectual controversy in Michael Polanyi’s thought, particularly in Personal Knowledge, sketching the reasons for disputes, obstacles to solving them, and strategies for overcoming these obstacles. It concludes with a focus on the role of tradition and community in Polanyi, using suggestions of H.G. Gadamer and W. Placher.