Hayek, F. A. von (1899--1992)

18 Sep 2022 15:49

Yet Another Inadequate Placeholder.

It is important, when reading Hayek, to always bear in mind the distinction between Hayek-the-profound-social-scientist, and his evil twin, Hayek-the-right-wing-ideologue. The two are present, in my experience, within every book, sometimes both appearing within a single paragraph. (*) For a serious effort at dis-entangling, I recommend the essay by Bowles, Kirman and Sethi.

*: I know that this joke isn't original, but I can't remember where I lifted it from! Probably either Haworth's book or Tomlinson's.

See also: Collective Cognition; Duality between Knowledge Centralization and Market Completeness?; Economics; Economists in Politics; Evolutionary Economics; Institutions; Knowledge as a Factor of Production Neural Nets, Connectionism, Perceptrons, etc.; Philosophies' Evil Twins; Karl Popper; Positivism; Self-Organization; Socialist Calculation Debate