From The Sensory Order to the Liberal Order: Hayek's Non-rationalist Liberalism

From The Sensory Order to the Liberal Order: Hayek's Non-rationalist Liberalism Hayek's arguments for a constitutionally constrainted government are consistent with, and to some extent rest upon, his work in theoretical psychology. By exploring his view of the mind in The Sensory Order, we can see the psychological and epistemological underpinnings of Hayek's belief in the mind's limits and the indispensibility of spontaneously emergent social institutions. The Austrian view of microeconomic coordination is a logical outgrowth of Hayek's theory of mind. Constraints on government are necessary not because self-interest leads rational government actors into temptation, but because even altruistically-motivated actors are epistemically unable to intervene effectively in spontaneously emergent institutions. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Review of Austrian Economics Springer Journals

From The Sensory Order to the Liberal Order: Hayek's Non-rationalist Liberalism

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2000 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
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Economics; Public Finance; Political Science; History of Economic Thought/Methodology
ISSN
0889-3047
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1573-7128
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1007850028840
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Abstract

Hayek's arguments for a constitutionally constrainted government are consistent with, and to some extent rest upon, his work in theoretical psychology. By exploring his view of the mind in The Sensory Order, we can see the psychological and epistemological underpinnings of Hayek's belief in the mind's limits and the indispensibility of spontaneously emergent social institutions. The Austrian view of microeconomic coordination is a logical outgrowth of Hayek's theory of mind. Constraints on government are necessary not because self-interest leads rational government actors into temptation, but because even altruistically-motivated actors are epistemically unable to intervene effectively in spontaneously emergent institutions.

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The Review of Austrian EconomicsSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 16, 2004

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