I just found out about Michael Polanyi and his ideas fascinate me. One of those, is his criticism of objectivism in science, which he historically links to Galileo. Historically, he mainly goes against Laplace.
Polanyi blames the over-objectivism as the cause of modern nihilism (in his words, "moral inversion"), and pins the issues of over-skepticism on it, with direct relations to the reasons of why modern tryannies such as Stalin and Hitler where able to rise.
I'm still in the middle of reading about him (and will later on read his most famous book "Personal Knowledge"), but I wanted to ask, were his thoughts known? Is there any supporter of his criticism nowadays? I think I can see a clear connection between his criticism of objectivism and the more known criticism of positivism, so he might just wrongly accused what he saw in the wrong terms (blamed objectivity and skepticism instead of positivism).