The Sensory Order: An Inquiry into the Foundations of Theoretical Psychology

Front Cover
University of Chicago Press, Sep 15, 2012 - Science - 232 pages
The Sensory Order, first published in 1952, sets forth F. A. Hayek's classic theory of mind in which he describes the mental mechanism that classifies perceptions that cannot be accounted for by physical laws. Hayek's substantial contribution to theoretical psychology has been addressed in the work of Thomas Szasz, Gerald Edelman, and Joaquin Fuster.

"A most encouraging example of a sustained attempt to bring together information, inference, and hypothesis in the several fields of biology, psychology, and philosophy."—Quarterly Review of Biology

F. A. Hayek (1899-1992), recipient of the Medal of Freedom in 1991 and co-winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 1974, taught at the University of London, the University of Chicago, and the University of Freiburg.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

I The Nature of the Problem
1
II An Outline of the Theory
37
III The Nervous System as an Instrument of Classification
55
IV Sensation and Behaviour
79
V The Structure of the Mental Order
102
VI Consciousness and Conceptual Thought
132
VII Confirmations and Verifications of the Theory
147
VIII Philosophical Consequences
165
Bibliography
195
Index
205
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information