chapter  6
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The Creation of Knowledge

I have tried to make clear that the environment to which organisms are coupled is structured in a huge variety of ways; that invariances exist in a continuum of extensions, and that the broadest extensions of invariance, once involved in inter­ actions, have a generic but less differentiated effect on devel­ opment than the invariances of narrower extension. In this chapter I propose that the generic interactions have several crucial properties I have not yet identified, all related to the manner in which they aid the creation of knowledge as they form part of a developmental system which releases just the right amounts of information to the exploring child that they can cope with.