Hungarian-born scientist and philosopher. Michael Polanyi (PAW-lahn-yee) was a distinguished natural scientist who abandoned his successful career as a research professor of physical chemistry to explore what he considered the most critical problem facing human civilization in the twentieth century—the assumption that the only true knowledge is that based on empirically verifiable scientific methods. Polanyi was born into a middle-class Jewish family; his father, Michael Pollacsek, was a... więcej
Salem Press Biographical Encyclopedia, 2020. 2p.