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Order, philosophy: order is the division of a subject area by distinctions or the highlighting of certain differences as opposed to other differences. The resulting order can be one-dimensional or multi-dimensional, i.e. linear or spatial. Examples are family trees, lexicons, lists, alphabets. It may be that only an order makes certain characteristics visible, e.g. contour lines. Ordering spaces may be more than three-dimensional, e.g. in the attribution of temperatures to color-determined objects. See also conceptual space, hierarchies, distinctness, indistinguishability, stratification, identification, individuation, specification.

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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

 
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Mause I 104
Order/Hayek: Building on the ideas of Scottish Enlightenment philosophy and Adam Smith, Hayek created a comprehensive doctrine of "spontaneous order", i.e. political and economic self-organisation. (1)
HayekVsSocial Engineering: "fateful arrogance". (2)
This inevitably leads into the "path to bondage". (3)


1. Cf. F. A. Hayek, The constitution of liberty. London 1960.
2. F. A. Hayek The fatal conceit. The errors of socialism. The collected works of F.A. von Hayek, Vol. 1. London 1988.
3. F. A. Hayek The road to serfdom. Chicago 1944.


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Hayek I
Friedrich A. Hayek
The Road to Serfdom: Text and Documents--The Definitive Edition (The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek, Volume 2) Chicago 2007

Mause I
Karsten Mause
Christian Müller
Klaus Schubert,
Politik und Wirtschaft: Ein integratives Kompendium Wiesbaden 2018


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