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Description - Hayek On Mill by Sandra J. Peart

Best known for reviving the tradition of classical liberalism, F. A. Hayek was also a prominent scholar of the philosopher John Stuart Mill. One of his greatest undertakings was a collection of Mill's extensive correspondence with his longstanding friend and later companion and wife, Harriet Taylor-Mill. Hayek first published the Mill-Taylor correspondence in 1951, and his edition soon became required reading for any study of the nineteenth-century foundations of liberalism.

This latest addition to the Collected Works of F. A. Hayek series showcases the fascinating intersections between two of the most prominent thinkers from two successive centuries. Hayek situates Mill within the complex social and intellectual milieu of nineteenth-century Europe-as well as within twentieth-century debates on socialism and planning-and uncovers the influence of Taylor-Mill on Mill's political economy. The volume features the Mill-Taylor correspondence and brings together for the first time Hayek's related writings, which were widely credited with beginning a new era of Mill scholarship.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415035347
ISBN-10: 0415035341
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 374
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Apr-2015
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Sandra J. Peart

F. A. HAYEK (1899-1992), recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1991 and cowinner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 1974, was a pioneer in monetary theory and a leading proponent of classical liberalism in the twentieth century. SANDRA J. PEART is Dean and Professor of leadership studies at the University of Richmond, where she also codirects the Summer Institute for the History of Economic Thought.

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