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Essence Of Hayek

Essence Of Hayek

by W. Glenn Campbell, Kurt R. Leube, Chiaki Nishiyama
     
 

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The twenty-one essays in this book provide an overview of the contributions of Nobel laureate and Hoover Institution honorary fellow Friedrich A. von Hayek to the fields of economics, political theory, history, and philosophy. Long known as one of the twentieth century's strongest defenders of the free market and the liberal social and economic order, Hayek, as the

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The twenty-one essays in this book provide an overview of the contributions of Nobel laureate and Hoover Institution honorary fellow Friedrich A. von Hayek to the fields of economics, political theory, history, and philosophy. Long known as one of the twentieth century's strongest defenders of the free market and the liberal social and economic order, Hayek, as the selections included here make apparent, bases his arguments on a rigorous philosophical analysis. A leading member of the Austrian School of Economics, Hayek has written on such diverse subjects as the business cycle, monetary theory, capital, economic and social organization, law, history, epistemology, the theory of science, and government. The body of his work in these varied fields is unified by two fundamental ideas—the limitation of knowledge and the spontaneous formation of systems. From these two concepts are derived his defense of the market, his rejection of socialism and other planned systems, and his devotion to the liberal political and social order.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817980115
Publisher:
Hoover Institution Press
Publication date:
08/15/1984
Series:
HOOVER INST PRESS PUBLICATION Series
Pages:
419
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Chiaki Nishiyama is professor of economics at Rikkyo University in Tokyo and a Senior Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Kurt R. Leube is a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and additionally is a guest professor at several leading European and South American universities and serves as academic director of the European Center of Austrian Economics Foundation, based in the Principality of Liechtenstein. Educated in Germany and Austria, he is internationally recognized as one of the closest disciples of the late F. A. von Hayek (Nobel Prize 1974).

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