The Cambridge Companion to Hayek

The Cambridge Companion to Hayek

by Edward Feser
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521849772

ISBN-13: 9780521849777

Pub. Date: 01/30/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Each volume of this series of companions to major philosophers contains specially commissioned essays by an international team of scholars, together with a substantial bibliography, and will serve as a reference work for students and non-specialists. One aim of the series is to dispel the intimidation such readers often feel when faced with the work of a difficult and

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Each volume of this series of companions to major philosophers contains specially commissioned essays by an international team of scholars, together with a substantial bibliography, and will serve as a reference work for students and non-specialists. One aim of the series is to dispel the intimidation such readers often feel when faced with the work of a difficult and challenging thinker. F. A. Hayek (1899-1992) was among the most important economists and political philosophers of the twentieth century. He is widely regarded as the principal intellectual force behind the triumph of global capitalism, an "anti-Marx" who did more than any other recent thinker to elucidate the theoretical foundations of the free-market economy. His account of the role played by market prices in transmitting economic knowledge economic planning, and his famous book The Road to Serfdom was a prophetic statement of the dangers which socialism posed to a free and open society. He also made significant contributions to fields as diverse as the philosophy of law, the theory of complex systems, and cognitive science. The essays in this volume, by an international team of contributors, provide a critical introduction to all aspects of Hayek's thought. New readers will find this the most convenient, accessible guide to Hayek currently available. Advanced students and specialists will find a conspectus of recent developments in the interpretation of Hayek.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521849777
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/30/2007
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Philosophy Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents


Notes on contributors     xi
Chronology     xv
Introduction   Edward Feser     1
Hayek and the Austrian tradition   Bruce Caldwell     13
Hayek on money and the business cycle   Roger E. Backhouse     34
Hayek and market socialism   Peter J. Boettke     51
Hayek and Marx   Meghnad Desai     67
Hayek versus Keynes: the road to reconciliation   Robert Skidelsky     82
Hayek on knowledge, economics, and society   Andrew Gamble     111
Hayek and Popper: the road to serfdom and the open society   Anthony O'Hear     132
Hayek's politics   Jeremy Shearmur     148
Hayek the philosopher of law   Aeon J. Skoble     171
Hayek and liberalism   Chandran Kukathas     182
Hayek and conservatism   Roger Scruton     208
Hayek on the evolution of society and mind   Gerald F. Gaus     232
Hayek on justice and the order of actions   Eric Mack     259
Hayek the cognitive scientist and philosopher of mind   Edward Feser     287
Guide to further reading     315
Bibliography     317
Index     337

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