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Hayek the Economist and Social Philosopher: A Critical Retrospect
     

Hayek the Economist and Social Philosopher: A Critical Retrospect

by Stephen F. Frowen (Editor), Friedrich A. Hayek (Other)
 
This volume provides a critical assessment of the wide spectrum of Hayek's celebrated work as economist and social philosopher. Included are papers on Hayek's early writings in the field of monetary economics, on which his later campaign against inflation, his controversial proposal for competing currencies, and his negative view of the impact of trade unions on the

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This volume provides a critical assessment of the wide spectrum of Hayek's celebrated work as economist and social philosopher. Included are papers on Hayek's early writings in the field of monetary economics, on which his later campaign against inflation, his controversial proposal for competing currencies, and his negative view of the impact of trade unions on the economy are based. Hayek's social philosophy, often regarded as the centre piece of his famous work, and the fundamental findings about human thinking, society, the market system and social rules of conduct it is based on, is evaluated by leading contemporary social philosophers. The volume leaves little doubt as to the considerable impact of Hayek's thinking on economic policy and social philosophy.

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Contributors look critically at Hayek's basic findings about human thinking, society, the market system and social rules of conduct. Themes which preoccupied Hayek over extensive periods, such as constitutional ignorance and spontaneous order, are used to deal with vital economic issues, including competition policy, industrial policy, and the transformation of former socialist systems. Also discussed are his limited knowledge theory, his earlier work on monetary economics, and his controversial proposal for competing currencies. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312129026
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.68(w) x 8.79(h) x 1.41(d)

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