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Michael Polanyi
  • Name: Michael Polanyi
  • Born: 03/11/1891
  • Died: 02/22/1976 (84 years old)
  • Occupation: Professor of physical chemistry, professor of social studies
  • Known for: Contributions to the theory of knowledge and philosophy of science (identification of the "structure of tacit knowing"), contributions to physical science (potential adsorption theory)

Michael Polanyi FRS (/pˈlænji/; Hungarian: Polányi Mihály; 11 March 1891 – 22 February 1976) was a Hungarian-British polymath, who made important theoretical contributions to physical chemistry, economics, and philosophy. He argued that positivism supplies a false account of knowing, which if taken seriously undermines humanity’s highest achievements.

Birth Name: Pollacsek Mihály

School: Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Technische Hochschule, Karlsruhe, University of Budapest

Alias: Pollacsek Mihály

Birth Place: Budapest, Austria-Hungary

Death Place: Northampton, England

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