Michael Polanyi – Introductory Reading Guide

February 24, 2017


This week marked the anniversary of the death of philosopher Michael Polanyi, one of the most significant philosophers for understanding the roots of theology in the twenty-first century.

To mark the occasion, we offer the following introductory reading guide to his most significant works.

We’ve ordered this list in the order that we think the books should be read, and offered a brief explanation of why each book was included. We’ve also included excerpts of most the books via Google Books.


3. [easyazon_link identifier=”0415705436″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]The Study of Man: The Lindsay Memorial Lectures 1958[/easyazon_link]


A brief, but rich anthropology that undergirds all of Polanyi’s work.



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Image Credit: Adapted from the cover of [easyazon_link identifier=”019517433X” locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Michael Polanyi: Scientist and Philosopher[/easyazon_link] by William Taussig Scott and Martin X. Moleski.