Hayek Revisited: Mind as a Process of Classification

Agonito, Rosemary. “Hayek Revisited: Mind as a Process of Classification.” In: Behaviorism: A Forum for Critical Discussions 3, no. 2 (Spring 1975): 162–171.


“During the fifties an extremely perceptive work in theoretical psychology appeared in  this country which provided an account of mind defined as the process of classification, which included both neurological information processing and consciousness. This study has been largely ignored in the philosophical community despite its revealing insights into such fundamental epistemological and psychological concerns as memory, learning, behavior and the status of conscious activity, among others. I am referring to Friedrich Hayek’s work, The Sensory Order, whose contributions to philosophy of mind I will attempt to explore by examining the conceptual framework of his exploration of mental phenomena and its implications.”

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