Michael Polanyi and Jewish Identity

@article{Knepper2005MichaelPA,
  title={Michael Polanyi and Jewish Identity},
  author={P. Knepper},
  journal={Philosophy of the Social Sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={35},
  pages={263 - 293}
}
  • P. Knepper
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology
  • Philosophy of the Social Sciences
Michael Polanyi’s Jewish identity contributed to his philosophical outlook. His life in a Hungarian-acculturated, nonobservant Jewish family in the last decades of the Austro-Hungarian Empire; his experience as a Jew emigrating from Hitler’s Germany; and his thoughts about Zionism informed his theory of knowledge. During the late 1930s and 1940s, he worked to reconcile his Jewish identity with his commitments to Christianity, and this tension contributed to his thinking about the nature of… Expand

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