The Fortunes of Liberalism
Essays on Austrian Economics and the Ideal of Freedom
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In this new collection of essays, F.A. Hayek traces his intellectual roots to the `Austrian school' of economics and links it to the modern rebirth of classical liberal or `libertarian' thought. There is much new interesting material here for scholars of Hayek: essays on Hayek's early life and on the intellectual climate of Vienna in the early part of the twentieth century; Hayek's opening address to the inaugural meeting of the Mont Pélerin Society and other material from the period when Hayek was playing his part in the revival of liberal thought; Hayek's views on his teachers and on other leading figures in the Austrian school.
This is the fourth volume of The Collected Works of F.A. Hayek and the third to appear. This series provides a new standard edition of Hayek's writing - complete, newly ordered and comprehensively annotated. Much of the material in this volume is either previously unpublished or previously unavailable in English.
Table of Contents
Introduction, Peter G. Klein; Part I The Austrian School of Economics; prologueI Prologue: The Economics of the 1920s as Seen from Vienna; Chapter 1 The Austrian School of Economics; Chapter 2 Carl Menger (1840–1921); Chapter 3 Friedrich von Wieser (1851–1926); Chapter 4 Ludwig von Mises (1881–1973); Chapter 5 Joseph Schumpeter (1883–1950); Chapter 6 Ewald Schams (1899–1955) and Richard von Strigl (1891–1942); Chapter 7 Ernst Mach (1838–1916) and the Social Sciences in Vienna; Chapter 8 Coda: Remembering My Cousin Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889–1951); Part II The Fortunes of Liberalism; prologueII Prologue: The Rediscovery of Freedom: Personal Recollections; Chapter 9 Historians and the Future of Europe; Chapter 10 The Actonian Revival: On Lord Acton (1834–1902); Chapter 11 Is There a German Nation?; Chapter 12 A Plan for the Future of Germany; Chapter 13 Opening Address to a Conference at Mont Pèlerin; Chapter 14 The Tragedy of Organised Humanity: de Jouvenel on Power; Chapter 15 Bruno Leoni (1913–1967) and Leonard Read (1898–1983);
Peter G. Klein
`(Volumes 3 and 4) contain some fascinating material which will be of considerable interest to all students of Hayek and twentieth-century liberalism ... The editing is excellent and the notes are very useful' - Political Studies