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Archival Insights into the Evolution of Economics

Hayek: A Collaborative Biography

Part X: Eugenics, Cultural Evolution, and The Fatal Conceit

Authors: Leeson, Robert

  • Extensive use of archival material
    Contributions from several well-known Hayek scholars
    Comprehensive discussion of Hayek's influence and influences

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About this book

This tenth part of Robert Leeson's collaborative biography of Friedrich August von Hayek explores Hayek’s thought on the free market and democracy. Using an unparalleled array of archival materials, Leeson reconstructs Hayek’s thinking as the notorious economist and his acolytes set about reshaping the post-war economic order. Darker areas of Hayek’s thought are also explored, including the influence of eugenics on his thought and his support for radical right-wing dictatorships in South America.

 Leeson concludes this volume with a collection of chapters written by eminent scholars of Hayek. These chapters cover subjects as diverse as Hayek’s influence on scholars of Darwinian evolution, his views on psychology, and cultural evolution. 

About the authors

Robert Leeson has published numerous articles in journals including the Economic Journal and Economics and History of Political Economy. In addition to writing and editing nineteen books, he is the co-editor (with Charles Palm) of The Collected Writings of Milton Friedman. He has been Visiting Professor of Economics at Stanford University, USA since 2005, National Fellow and Visiting Scholar at the Hoover Institution since 1995 and Adjunct Professor at Notre Dame Australia University since 2008. He has held other visiting positions at Cambridge University, the University of California, Berkeley, the University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara University and the University of Western Ontario.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Fighting to Prevent the ‘World from Being Made Safe for Democracy’

    Leeson, Robert

    Pages 3-41

  • Eugenics and the Austrian Third and Fourth Generation

    Leeson, Robert

    Pages 43-87

  • Das Hayek Problem and Solution

    Leeson, Robert

    Pages 89-129

  • The Austrian Shadow and ‘The Slogan of Liberty’

    Leeson, Robert

    Pages 131-173

  • Hayek’s ‘More Effective Form’ Eugenics?

    Leeson, Robert

    Pages 177-223

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-61714-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-61713-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hayek: A Collaborative Biography
Book Subtitle
Part X: Eugenics, Cultural Evolution, and The Fatal Conceit
Authors
Series Title
Archival Insights into the Evolution of Economics
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-61714-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-61714-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-61713-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 498
Topics