Cognitive Economics: How Self-Organization and Collective Intelligence Works – Evonomics

And design, as argued, is the ‘science if the particular’.

Friedrich Hayek gave eloquent descriptions of the virtues of self- organization, and counterposed the distributed wisdom of the network to the centralized and hierarchical wisdom of science or the state: “It is almost heresy to suggest that scientific knowledge is not the sum of all knowledge. But there is a body of very important but unorganized knowledge: the knowledge of the particular circumstances of time and place. Practically everyone has some advantage over all others because he possesses unique information of which beneficial use might be made, but of which use can be made only if the decisions depending on it are left to him or are made with his . . . cooperation.”

Source: Cognitive Economics: How Self-Organization and Collective Intelligence Works – Evonomics

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