Hayek and Natural Law

Author: Erik Angner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134153619

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

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Providing a radical new reading of Hayek's life and work, this new book, by an important Hayekian scholar, dispels many of the mysteries surrounding one of the most prominent economists and political philosophers of the twentieth century.Angner argues that Hayek's work should be seen as continuous with the Natural Law tradition, going on to an
Hayek and Natural Law

Author: Erik Angner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134153626

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 518

Providing a radical new reading of Hayek's life and work, this new book, by an important Hayekian scholar, dispels many of the mysteries surrounding one of the most prominent economists and political philosophers of the twentieth century. Angner argues that Hayek's work should be seen as continuous with the Natural Law tradition, going on to analyze the response to his work and explain why some have found his ideas so attractive and why others have found them so unpersuasive. The book develops novel accounts of his thought on: spontaneous order information and coordination cultural evolution. This fresh and incisive analysis is the perfect introduction to Hayek's thought for academics involved with philosophical economics and the history of economic ideas as well as for scholars of all levels seeking a new interpretation or deeper understanding of the origins of his work.
The Defence of Natural Law

Author: Charles Covell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349223596

Category: Philosophy

Page: 279

View: 231

The Defence of Natural Law comprises a study of the philosophies of law expounded by Lon L. Fuller, Michael Oakeshott, F.A. Hayek, Ronald Dworkin and John Finnis. The work of these theorists is situated in relation to the modern tradition in legal philosophy. In this way, it is demonstrated that the theorists adhered closely to the natural law standpoint in legal philosophy, while also defending the particular view of the proper functions of law and the state that distinguished the tradition of modern liberalism.
Hayek, Co-ordination and Evolution

Author: Jack Birner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134869657

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 401

View: 555

Recent years have witnessed a remarkable revival in Hayek's reputation as an economist, a political philosopher, and an intellectual historian. This book shows why this revival has taken place by demonstrating the continuing relevance and vitality of Hayek's ideas. A group of internationally known scholars, of both the left and the right, critically assess his contribution to economics, political philosophy, legal theory, cognitive psychology and the history of ideas.
Natural Law, Economics and the Common Good

Author: Samuel Gregg

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781845403904

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 355

View: 406

In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008 and ongoing debt-related troubles there have been widespread calls to put banking and economic activity on a secure ethical foundation, either by regulation or through voluntary reform. In this volume a distinguished set of authors explore various economic, philosophical, and ethical ideas from historical, contemporary, and future-looking perspectives. At the core are two related ideas much mentioned but far more rarely examined: the idea of natural law and that of the common good. In these essays the foundations and meaning of these notions are carefully studied and put to work in examining the nature and scope of ethics in relation to global economics.
Hayek Revisited

Author: Boudewijn Bouckaert

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025161287

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

View: 867

Eleven contributors--among them philosophers, economists, historians, and political scientists from the United States and Europe--present an overview of the intellectual influences and historical events which inspired Hayek and examine the idea of spontaneous order. They also describe Hayek's reasons for rejecting constructivism in favor of an evolutionary approach to economics, political theory, and legal theory. They also consider major topics in his work, such as the welfare state, the neutrality of the state, the morality of social cooperation, the rule of law, and the concepts of totalitarianism and freedom. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
A Genealogy of Self-Interest in Economics

Author: Susumu Egashira

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811593956

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 316

View: 544

This is the first book to describe the entire developmental history of the human aspects of economics. The issue of “self-interest” is discussed throughout, from pre-Adam Smith to contemporary neuroeconomics, representing a unique contribution to economics. Though the notion of self-interest has been interpreted in several ways by various schools of economics and economists since Smith first placed it at the heart of the field, this is the first book to focus on this important but overlooked topic. Traditionally, economic theory has presupposed that the core of human behavior is self-interest. Nevertheless, some economists, e.g. recent behavioral economists, have cast doubt on this “self-interested” explanation. Further, though many economists have agreed on the central role of self-interest in economic behavior, each economist’s positioning of self-interest in economic theory differs to some degree. This book helps to elucidate the position of self-interest in economic theory. Given its focus, it is a must-read companion, not only on the history of economic thought but also on economic theory. Furthermore, as today’s capitalism is increasingly causing people to wonder just where self-interest lies, it also appeals to general readers.
Hayek on Liberty

Author: John Gray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134690091

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

View: 342

Not available since the 1980s, this up-dated edition by the leading political philosopher, John Gray, outlines his new position on Hayek. In a substantial new chapter, Gray assesses how far the historical development of the last ten years can be deployed in a critique of Hayek's thought. His reassessment is not only a provoking study of a classical philosopher. It is also a timely contribution to the debate over the future of conservatism, as Gray argues that Hayekian liberalism - 'the most well-articulated political theory of the new right' - is flawed.
A Legal Theory Without Law

Author: Ernst-Joachim Mestmäcker

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161492765

Category: Law

Page: 66

View: 365

Ernst-Joachim Mestmacker reviews Richard Posner's and Friedrich A.von Hayek's legal theories. Both are famous for their contributions to law and economics. They are, however, adversaries in their concepts of law and how it is to be informed by economics. Posner finds the only scientific legal theory in the external (economic) analysis of law. With Friedrich von Hayek the role of rules of conduct and legislation is to be determined by the principles that govern a free and competitive order. There are, contrary to Posner, important contributions from legal scholarship, legal history and comparative law.
Re-Inventing Western Civilisation

Author: Niklas Olsen

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443866187

Category: History

Page: 260

View: 172

The volume shows that neoliberalism concerns a tradition carried by a network of people, who understood themselves as liberals (and at times as neoliberals) and who sought to create societies based on individual freedom and a free market economy. It also shows that neoliberalism emerged as a transnational and multilingual phenomenon and that it cannot be reduced to one doctrine or practice. The book will enrich the reader’s knowledge of the political-ideological landscapes and developments in various European regions and countries, in addition to transforming the overall picture of European (neo)liberalisms in the twentieth century.
Natural Law, Economics and the Common Good

Author: Samuel Gregg

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781845403911

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 355

View: 402

In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008 and ongoing debt-related troubles there have been widespread calls to put banking and economic activity on a secure ethical foundation, either by regulation or through voluntary reform. In this volume a distinguished set of authors explore various economic, philosophical, and ethical ideas from historical, contemporary, and future-looking perspectives. At the core are two related ideas much mentioned but far more rarely examined: the idea of natural law and that of the common good. In these essays the foundations and meaning of these notions are carefully studied and put to work in examining the nature and scope of ethics in relation to global economics.