Michael Ploanyi’s theory of apprenticeship

“Michael Ploanyi’s theory of apprenticeship: “˜You follow your master because you trust his manner of doing things even when you cannot analyze and account in detail for their effectiveness.  By watching the master and emulating his efforts in the presence of his example, the apprentice unconsciously picks up the rules of the art, including those which are not explicitly known to the master himself.  These hidden rules can be assimilated only by a person who surrenders himself to that extent uncritically to the imitation of another.’“

–       Design and Truth pg. 156

the need for conformity

“I understand the need for conformity. Without a concise set of rules to follow we would probably all have to resort to common sense. Discipline is the key to conformity and it is important that we learn not to question authority at an early age.” 27b/6