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Studies on the Abuse and Decline of Reason: Text and Documents
"The studies of which this book is the result have from the beginning been guided by and in the end confirmed the somewhat old-fashioned conviction of the author that it is human ideas which govern the development of human affairs," Hayek wrote in his notes in 1940. Indeed, Studies on the Abuse and Decline of Reason remains Hayek's greatest unfinished work and is here pres ...more
ebook, 341 pages
Published May 13th 2013 by Routledge
(first published 2010)
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Hayek is one of the great minds of the 20th century & this is a brilliant series of lectures showcasing his talents as a philosopher of science and of the history of ideas. The lectures on Comte & Saint-Simon were particularly impressive. He is not the deepest thinker but his range of knowledge is impressive. Some of his economic ideas and perspectives on Liberalism come across more like articles of faith but there is enough in the book to rescue it from some of the more questionable ass ...more
Friedrich August von Hayek CH was an Austrian and British economist and philosopher known for his defense of classical liberalism and free-market capitalism against socialist and collectivist thought. He is considered by some to be one of the most important economists and political philosophers of the twentieth century. Hayek's account of how changing prices communicate signals which enable indivi ...moreMore about Friedrich A. Hayek...