chapter  7
KNOWLEDGE, IGNORANCE AND SOCIAL RULES OF CONDUCT
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The chapter consists of three parts. The first elaborates upon Hayek’s notion of ignorance. The second part explores his notion of knowledge, noting especially that knowledge is divided into knowing ‘how’ and knowing ‘that’, with the former raising the possibility that agents might know things tacitly. The third part brings ignorance and knowledge together again to probe deeper into the nature of social rules as devices for coping with ignorance.