A Brief Note Concerning Hayek’s Non-Standard Conception of Knowledge

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

11 Pages Posted: 4 Jan 2019

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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: December 20, 2018

Abstract

Whatever F.A. Hayek meant by “knowledge” could not have been the justified true belief conception common in the Western intellectual tradition from at least the time of Plato onward.

In this brief note, I aim to uncover and succinctly state Hayek’s unique definition of knowledge.

Keywords: F.A. Hayek, knowledge, economic coordination, justified true belief, methodology, market process

JEL Classification: B2, B3, B4, B5, Y8

Suggested Citation

Scheall, Scott, A Brief Note Concerning Hayek’s Non-Standard Conception of Knowledge (December 20, 2018). The Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University Working Paper Series. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3304784 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3304784

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