The Road to Serfdom

Author: F. A. Hayek
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317541974
Release Date: 2014-08-13
Genre: Business & Economics

A classic work in political philosophy, intellectual history and economics, The Road to Serfdom has inspired and infuriated politicians and scholars for half a century. Originally published in 1944, it was seen as heretical for its passionate warning against the dangers of state control over the means of production. For Hayek, the collectivist idea of empowering government with increasing economic control would lead not to a utopia but to the horrors of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy. This new edition includes a foreword by series editor and leading Hayek scholar Bruce Caldwell explaining the book's origins and publishing history and assessing common misinterpretations of Hayek's thought. Caldwell has also standardized and corrected Hayek's references and added helpful new explanatory notes. Supplemented with an appendix of related materials and forewords to earlier editions by the likes of Milton Friedman, and Hayek himself, this new edition of The Road to Serfdom will be the definitive version of Friedrich Hayek's enduring masterwork.

The Road to Serfdom

Author: Friedrich August Hayek
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415253896
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Business & Economics

Hayek argues convincingly that, while socialist ideals may be tempting, they cannot be accomplished except by means that few would approve of.

The Road to Serfdom

Author: Friedrich August Hayek
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226320553
Release Date: 2007-03-30
Genre: Political Science

An unimpeachable classic work in political philosophy, intellectual and cultural history, and economics, The Road to Serfdom has inspired and infuriated politicians, scholars, and general readers for half a century. Originally published in 1944—when Eleanor Roosevelt supported the efforts of Stalin, and Albert Einstein subscribed lock, stock, and barrel to the socialist program—The Road to Serfdom was seen as heretical for its passionate warning against the dangers of state control over the means of production. For F. A. Hayek, the collectivist idea of empowering government with increasing economic control would lead not to a utopia but to the horrors of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy. First published by the University of Chicago Press on September 18, 1944, The Road to Serfdom garnered immediate, widespread attention. The first printing of 2,000 copies was exhausted instantly, and within six months more than 30,000 books were sold. In April 1945, Reader’s Digest published a condensed version of the book, and soon thereafter the Book-of-the-Month Club distributed this edition to more than 600,000 readers. A perennial best seller, the book has sold 400,000 copies in the United States alone and has been translated into more than twenty languages, along the way becoming one of the most important and influential books of the century. With this new edition, The Road to Serfdom takes its place in the series The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek. The volume includes a foreword by series editor and leading Hayek scholar Bruce Caldwell explaining the book's origins and publishing history and assessing common misinterpretations of Hayek's thought. Caldwell has also standardized and corrected Hayek's references and added helpful new explanatory notes. Supplemented with an appendix of related materials ranging from prepublication reports on the initial manuscript to forewords to earlier editions by John Chamberlain, Milton Friedman, and Hayek himself, this new edition of The Road to Serfdom will be the definitive version of Friedrich Hayek's enduring masterwork.

Hayek Mill and the Liberal Tradition

Author: Andrew Farrant
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136853364
Release Date: 2010-11-23
Genre: Business & Economics

A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via www.tandfebooks.com as well as the OAPEN Library platform, www.oapen.org. It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license and is part of the OAPEN-UK research project. This book considers the relationship between Hayek and Mill, taking issues with Hayek’s criticism of Mill and providing a broader perspective of the liberal tradition. Featuring contributions from the likes of Ross Emmett, Leon Montes and Robert Garnett, these chapters ask whether Hayek had an accurate reading of the ideas of Mill and Smith, as well as considering themes such as sympathy and analytical egalitarianism that play a large part in the liberal tradition, but less in work of Hayek These chapters argue that addition of these key ideas to the Hayekian corpus leads to a far broader understanding of the liberal tradition than that provided by Hayek

F A Hayek and the Modern Economy

Author: S. Peart
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137354365
Release Date: 2013-12-10
Genre: Business & Economics

What is the role of human agency in Friedrich Hayek's thought? This volume situates Hayek's writing as it relates to economic organization and activity, particularly to assess what role Hayek assigns to leaders in determining economic progress.

The Sensory Order

Author: F. A. Hayek
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226321301
Release Date: 2012-09-15
Genre: Science

The Sensory Order, first published in 1952, sets forth F. A. Hayek's classic theory of mind in which he describes the mental mechanism that classifies perceptions that cannot be accounted for by physical laws. Hayek's substantial contribution to theoretical psychology has been addressed in the work of Thomas Szasz, Gerald Edelman, and Joaquin Fuster. "A most encouraging example of a sustained attempt to bring together information, inference, and hypothesis in the several fields of biology, psychology, and philosophy."—Quarterly Review of Biology F. A. Hayek (1899-1992), recipient of the Medal of Freedom in 1991 and co-winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 1974, taught at the University of London, the University of Chicago, and the University of Freiburg.

Hayek on Mill

Author: F. A. Hayek
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226106397
Release Date: 2015-02-17
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

F. A. Hayek, best known for reviving the ideas of classical liberalism, was also a prominent scholar of the philosopher John Stuart Mill. Hayek is even credited with beginning a new era of Mill scholarship. One of Hayek's greatest undertakings was his collecting and editing of Mill's correspondence with his wife, Harriet Taylor-Mill. The correspondence that first appeared in Hayek's 1951 collection soon became essential reading for any reexamination of the foundation of liberalism, the sources of Mill's radicalism, and the influence of Mill's good friend and wife. Volume 16 of The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek showcases the fascinating intersection of two prominent thinkers from two successive centuries. In Hayek on Mill: The Mill-Taylor Friendship and Related Writings, we see how Hayek situated Mill within the complicated social and intellectual milieu of nineteenth-century Europe and within the mid-twentieth-century debates on socialism and planning. Part One of the volume republishes Hayek's own collection, John Stuart Mill and Harriet Taylor: Their Friendship and Subsequent Marriage, which traces the narrative of Mill's intellectual development alongside the fascinating intellectual love story of Mill and his wife. Part Two presents in chronological order Hayek's essays and correspondence related to Mill and Taylor. These materials engagingly reveal Hayek's early interest in Mill, specifically, Hayek's fascination with the influence of Harriet Taylor-Mill and Gustave D'Eichthal on Mill, in Mill's methodology and his shifting position on socialism, and in Mill's Political Economy. Also included are various reviews and introductions to Mill's works that in large measure owe their publication to Hayek's fascinating collection.

The Market and Other Orders

Author: Bruce Caldwell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317562252
Release Date: 2014-08-07
Genre: Business & Economics

In addition to his groundbreaking contributions to pure economic theory, F. A. Hayek also closely examined the ways in which the knowledge of many individual market participants could culminate in an overall order of economic activity. His attempts to come to terms with the "knowledge problem" thread through his career and comprise the writings collected in the fifteenth volume of Routledge's Collected Works of F. A. Hayek series. The Market and Other Orders brings together more than twenty works spanning almost forty years that consider this question. Consisting of speeches, essays, and lectures, including Hayek's 1974 Nobel lecture, "The Pretense of Knowledge," the works in this volume draw on a broad range of perspectives, including the philosophy of science, the physiology of the brain, legal theory, and political philosophy. Taking readers from Hayek's early development of the idea of spontaneous order in economics through his integration of this insight into political theory and other disciplines, the book culminates with Hayek's integration of his work on these topics into an overarching social theory that accounts for spontaneous order in the variety of complex systems that Hayek studied throughout his career. Edited by renowned Hayek scholar Bruce Caldwell, who also contributes a masterly introduction that provides biographical and historical context, The Market and Other Orders forms the definitive compilation of Hayek's work on spontaneous order.

The Road to Serfdom

Author: Friedrich A. Von Hayek
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1500345601
Release Date: 2014-06-28
Genre: Political Science

The Road to Serfdom By Friedrich A. Hayek New Edition The very magnitude of the outrages committed by the National Socialists has strengthened the assurance that a totalitarian system cannot happen here. But let us remember that 15 years ago the possibility of such a thing happening in Germany would have appeared just as fantastic not only to nine-tenths of the Germans themselves, but also to the most hostile foreign observer. There are many features which were then regarded as 'typically German' which are now equally familiar in America and England, and many symptoms that point to a further development in the same direction: the increasing veneration for the state, the fatalistic acceptance of 'inevitable trends', the enthusiasm for 'organization' of everything (we now call it 'planning'). The character of the danger is, if possible, even less understood here than it was in Germany. The supreme tragedy is still not seen that in Germany it was largely people of good will who, by their socialist policies, prepared the way for the forces which stand for everything they detest. Few recognize that the rise of fascism and the road to serfdom. Marxism was not a reaction against the socialist trends of the preceding period but a necessary outcome of those tendencies. Yet it is significant that many of the leaders of these movements, from Mussolini down (and including Laval and Quisling) began as socialists and ended as fascists or Nazis. In the democracies at present, many who sincerely hate all of Nazism's manifestations are working for ideals whose realization would lead straight to the abhorred tyranny. Most of the people whose views influence developments are in some measure socialists. They believe that our economic life should be 'consciously directed' that we should substitute 'economic planning' for the competitive system. Yet is there a greater tragedy imaginable than that, in our endeavour consciously to shape our future in accordance with high ideals, we should in fact unwittingly produce the very opposite of what we have been striving for?

Law Legislation and Liberty

Author: F. A. Hayek
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136246425
Release Date: 2012-09-10
Genre: Business & Economics

With a new foreword by Paul Kelly 'I regard Hayek's work as a new opening of the most fundamental debate in the field of political philosophy' – Sir Karl Popper 'This promises to be the crowning work of a scholar who has devoted a lifetime to thinking about society and its values. The entire work must surely amount to an immense contribution to social and legal philosophy' - Philosophical Studies Law, Legislation and Liberty is Hayek's major statement of political philosophy and one of the most ambitious yet subtle defences of a free market society ever written. A robust defence of individual liberty, it is also crucial for understanding Hayek’s influential views concerning the role of the state: far from being an innocent bystander, he argues that the state has an important role to play in defending the norms and practices of an ordered and free society. His arguments had a profound influence on the policies of Thatcher in the 1980s and resonate today in visions of the ‘Big Society’. First published in three separate volumes, this Routledge Classics edition makes one of his most important books available in a single volume. Essential reading for understanding the background to the recent world economic turmoil and financial crisis, it also foreshadows the subsequent heated debate about regulation and political governance if such disasters are to be avoided in the future.

The Fortunes of Liberalism

Author: F.A. Hayek
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317562399
Release Date: 2014-08-13
Genre: Business & Economics

First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Keynes Hayek

Author: Nicholas Wapshott
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393077483
Release Date: 2011-10-11
Genre: Business & Economics

Provides a history of the diverging economic viewpoints that emerged after the 1929 stock market crash, one from Cambridge economist John Maynard Keynes, the other from Austrian economics professor Freidrich Hayak and discusses their relevance on today's economic situation. 15,000 first printing.

The Fatal Conceit

Author: F.A. Hayek
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134962921
Release Date: 2013-10-28
Genre: Business & Economics

Highly readable and controversial, a work of considerable scholarship and energy, The Fatal Conceit will greatly advance our understanding of the economic and political issues confronting the world.