Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

The Ideas Of F.A. Hayek

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

F.A. Hayek (1991:12-13) pointed out that prosperity and progress resulted, not only from the unchaining of individual energies and the free use of new knowledge, but from the system of market relations, which spreads the relevant knowledge through changes in prices. One important distinction that Hayek wished to make was between the 'purpose-governed' organization of 'socialist systems' and the supposedly 'purpose-independent' liberal order (capitalism) which was thought to have emerged spontaneously. Hayek preferred to deal in vague categories such as 'liberalism' and 'collectivism' and treat them as though they correspond exactly with capitalism and socialism, respectively. These were considered to be mutually exclusive, whereas fascism and socialism were considered to be products of the same movement of ideas. Hayek set himself the task of exposing the intellectual 'errors' and 'fallacies' that supposedly underpinned all illiberal doctrines and institutions.

Keywords: collectivism; F.A. Hayek; fascism; liberalism; socialism

10.1163/ej.9789004178045.i-200.46
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004178045.i-200.46
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Profitable Ideas — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation