On the Method Appropriate to Hayek Studies

The Center for the History of Political Economy Working Paper Series at Duke University

ASU Center for the Study of Economic Liberty Research Paper No. 18-1

Œconomia ­­– History / Methodology / Philosophy, Forthcoming

11 Pages Posted: 12 Sep 2018 Last revised: 19 Dec 2018

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Scott Scheall

Arizona State University, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, Faculty of Social Science; Arizona State University (ASU) - Center for the Study of Economic Liberty

Date Written: August 21, 2018

Abstract

The method appropriate to the historical and conceptual investigation of Hayek’s ideas is implicit in his own writings on the methodology of disciplines that study complex phenomena. The phenomena of Hayek’s career are complex phenomena requiring a method appropriate to this complexity.

Keywords: F.A. Hayek, complexity, pattern predictions, explanations of the principle, historiography, methodology

JEL Classification: B00, B2, B25, B31, B4, B53

Suggested Citation

Scheall, Scott, On the Method Appropriate to Hayek Studies (August 21, 2018). The Center for the History of Political Economy Working Paper Series at Duke University; ASU Center for the Study of Economic Liberty Research Paper No. 18-1; Œconomia ­­– History / Methodology / Philosophy, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3240080 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3240080

Scott Scheall (Contact Author)

Arizona State University, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, Faculty of Social Science ( email )

7001 E. Williams Field Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85212
United States

Arizona State University (ASU) - Center for the Study of Economic Liberty

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