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Hayek's Challenge

By Bruce Caldwell
  • ISBN Code: : 0226091929
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Pages : 500
  • Category : Business & Economics
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Friedrich A. Hayek is regarded as one of the preeminent economic theorists of the twentieth century, as much for his work outside of economics as for his work within it. During a career spanning several decades, he made contributions in fields as diverse as psychology, political philosophy, the history of ideas, and the methodology of the social sciences. Bruce Caldwell—editor of The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek—understands Hayek's thought like few others, and with this book he offers us the first full intellectual biography of this pivotal social theorist. Caldwell begins by providing the necessary background for understanding Hayek's thought, tracing the emergence, in fin-de-siècle Vienna, of the Austrian school of economics—a distinctive analysis forged in the midst of contending schools of thought. In the second part of the book, Caldwell follows the path by which Hayek, beginning from the standard Austrian assumptions, gradually developed his unique perspective on not only economics but a broad range of social phenomena. In the third part, Caldwell offers both an assessment of Hayek's arguments and, in an epilogue, an insightful estimation of how Hayek's insights can help us to clarify and reexamine changes in the field of economics during the twentieth century. As Hayek's ideas matured, he became increasingly critical of developments within mainstream economics: his works grew increasingly contrarian and evolved in striking—and sometimes seemingly contradictory—ways. Caldwell is ideally suited to explain the complex evolution of Hayek's thought, and his analysis here is nothing short of brilliant, impressively situating Hayek in a broader intellectual context, unpacking the often difficult turns in his thinking, and showing how his economic ideas came to inform his ideas on the other social sciences. Hayek's Challenge will be received as one of the most important works published on this thinker in recent decades.

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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230609228
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 423
  • Pdf File: liberalism-conservatism-and-hayek-s-idea-of-spontaneous-order.pdf

Book Short Summary:

For Hayek, spontaneous order - the emergence of complex order as the unintended consequence of individual actions that have no such end in view - is both the origin of the Great Society and its underlying principle. These sometimes critical essays assess Hayek's position and argue that his work can inform contemporary social and political dilemmas.

Hayek's The Road to Serfdom

By Bruce Caldwell
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Book Code : 022614674X
  • Total of Pages : 16
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 350
  • Pdf File: hayek-s-the-road-to-serfdom.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Road to Serfdom, F. A. Hayek’s 1944 warning against the dangers of government control, continues to influence politics more than seventy years after it was turned down by three American publishers and finally published by the University of Chicago Press. A classic work in political philosophy, intellectual and cultural history, and economics, the definitive edition of The Road to Serfdom included this essay as its Introduction. Here, acclaimed Hayek biographer and general editor of the Collected Works of F. A. Hayek series, Bruce Caldwell explains how Hayek came to write and publish the book, assesses misunderstandings of Hayek’s thought, and suggests how Hayek’s fears of Socialism lead him to abandon the larger scholarly project he had planned in 1940 to focus instead on a briefer, more popular and political tract—one that has influenced political and economic discourse ever since.

Hayek: A Collaborative Biography

By R. Leeson
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137478241
  • Total of Pages : 263
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 927
  • Pdf File: hayek.pdf

Book Short Summary:

F.A. Hayek (1899-1992) was a Nobel Prize winning economist, famous for his defense against classical liberalism. This volume xamines Hayek's relationship with the Chicago School, and looks at The Consitution of Liberty - Hayek's vision of the wealthy. The study highlights the paradox that arises from the spontaneous order of trade unions.

Free Market Monetary System, A

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  • Publisher : Ludwig von Mises Institute
  • Book Code : 1610164458
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  • Members : 736
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Exploring the Political Economy and Social Philosophy of F. A. Hayek

By Peter J. Boettke, Professor, George Mason University,Jayme Lemke,Virgil Henry Storr
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1786605651
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 761
  • Pdf File: exploring-the-political-economy-and-social-philosophy-of-f-a-hayek.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This volume critically explore and extend Hayek’s Nobel Prize-winning work on knowledge and social interconnectedness.

The Great Persuasion

By Angus Burgin
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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Book Code : 0674070496
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : History
  • Members : 590
  • Pdf File: the-great-persuasion.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Just as economists struggle today to justify the free market after the global economic crisis, an earlier generation revisited their worldview after the Great Depression. In this intellectual history of that project, Burgin traces the evolution of postwar economic thought in order to reconsider the most basic assumptions of a market-centered world.