Hayek's Liberalism and Its Origins

His Idea of Spontaneous Order and the Scottish Enlightenment

By Christina Petsoulas

© 2001 – Routledge

216 pages

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About the Book

By exploring the writings of Mandeville, Hume and Smith, this book offers a critique of Hayek's theory of cultural evolution and explores the roots of his powerful defence of liberalism.

This book is an original contribution to the debate, and vital reading for researchers in politics, political theory, and economics.

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Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

This series explores core issues in political philosophy and social theory. Addressing theoretical subjects of both historical and contemporary relevance, the series has broad appeal across the social sciences. Contributions include new studies of major thinkers, key debates and critical concepts.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Economic Policy