New studies in philosophy, politics, economics and the by Friedrich A. Von Hayek

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39 and 60-3. The Primacy of the Abstract behaviour suell as we do not expect from \vhat ViC usually dcscrib·e as a mechanism, Even a relatively limited repertory of abstract rules that can tl1uS bt~ combined into particular actions ,viII be capable of 'creating' an almost illfini te variety of particular actions. natioll of any number of separately existing features. IIo\vev"er, I am concerned ,,,,ith the appearance of the nc,v in a much wider - and nlore Inodest - sense tl1an 11e was in The Act of Creation.

T p. l29, and particularly Ivo Kohler 7 'Experiments with Coggles', Scienlijic American, May 1962, \vho speaks of the 'general r,Jles' by which the visual system learns to correct exceedingly complex and variable distortions produced by priSlnatic spectacles. 9 G. RyJe, cKnowing ho\v and knowing that', Proc. Arid. 1Hl 11zr. l:lJIu:el,1 of Mind, London, 1949. 10M. Polanyi, Personal KllowltdRe, London, J 95~. ract rules guiding us without our knowledge . VCIl chiefly by tlle particu.. lars at \vhiC'h they arc eOllsciously directed, or of \o\'hich the acting nlind is a\vare, but' llY abstract rules \vhich it cannot be said to know yet \vhicll nevertheless guide it~ is 1l1odern linguistics.

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