An Intellectual Biography of F. A. Hayek New edition
By (author) Bruce J. Caldwell
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Hayek's Challenge by Bruce J. Caldwell
Book DescriptionFriedrich A. Hayek is regarded as one of the preeminent social theorists of the twentieth century as much for his work outside of economics as for his work within it. During a career spanning several decades, he made contributions in fields as diverse as psychology, political philosophy, the history of ideas, and the methodology of the social sciences. Bruce Caldwell - editor of "The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek" - understands Hayek's thought like few others, and with this book he offers us the first full intellectual biography of this pivotal economic theorist. As Hayek's ideas matured, he became increasingly critical of developments within mainstream economics; his works evolved in striking - and sometimes seemingly contradictory - ways. Caldwell is ideally suited to explain the complex evolution of Hayek's thought, and his analysis here is nothing short of brilliant, impressively situating Hayek in a broader intellectual context, unpacking the often difficult turns in his thinking, and showing how his economic ideas came to inform his ideas on the other social sciences.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226091938
(227mm x 180mm x 27mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 6-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Bruce J. Caldwell
Socialism and War, Hardback (August 1997)
This work gathers together the papers and reviews in which Hayek fought his battle against socialism through the 1930s and 40s - a battle which culminated in his most famous work "The Road to Serfdom".
Contra Keynes and Cambridge, Hardback (April 1995)
This volume reproduces all of the significant contributions including Keynes' and Sraffa's replies to Hayek. One major piece by Hayek, The Economics of the 1930s as seen from London is published for the first time.
Beyond Positivism, Paperback (April 1984)» View all books by Bruce J. Caldwell
Since its publication in 1982, this book has become established as one of the major works in economic methodology, with its rejection of positivism and advocacy of pluralism profoundly influencing economics over the last decade.
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Author Biography - Bruce J. Caldwell
Bruce Caldwell is the Joe Rosenthal Excellence Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and author of Beyond Positivism: Economic Methodology in the Twentieth Century. He is a past president of the History of Economics Society and the general editor of The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek, copublished by the University of Chicago Press.
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