Books By: Polanyi, Michael

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Logic of Liberty The

The Logic of Liberty: Reflections and Rejoinders By Michael Polanyi
Foreword by Stuart D. Warner

Political Thought Sociology

A chemist and member of a family renowned for its learning in several disciplines, Michael Polanyi experienced first-hand the horrors of totalitarian government and worldwide war. He argued that centrally planned organizations—or governments—based solely on the methods of science threaten to foreclose a full human knowledge of the mysteries of existence and therefore pose a direct threat not only to academic freedom but also to social and political liberty.