Monthly Archives: December 2018

Conclusion of paper on Popper and Hayek

At the conclusion of comparing Popper and Hayek on some specific issues, a quick look at another topic that Boettke mentioned. This is the dangerous liaison between scientism and statism and it is probably worth mentioning Popper’s critique of the … Continue reading

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Peter Boettke’s new book on F A Hayek

Peter Boettke, F. A. Hayek: Economics, Political Economy and Social Philosophy, Great Thinkers in Economics Series, Palgrave Macmillan, 323 pages. This is an ambitious book on the career of one of the very significant thinkers of our time. Friedrich A … Continue reading

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Popper’s institutional turn

The purpose of this series of posts is to explain three areas where Popper and Hayek stood together. This is often overlooked among followers of Hayek who are not interested in Popper and also followers of Popper who are not … Continue reading

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Critical rationalism and the critique of constructivist rationalism

Popper, Hayek and Oakeshott were all concerned with defective forms of rationality. Popper rejected comprehensive or unlimited rationality, Hayek criticised constructivist rationality and Oakeshott famously criticised Rationalism in politics. My conclusion is that all three had substantially the same views … Continue reading

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