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By T. Papaioannou

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Papaioannou deals an intensive new analyzing of Hayek within the twenty first century, arguing that the ethical measurement of his political idea is predicated at the methodological implications of an epistemologically based morality, a morality that needs to appreciate the ordinary limits of human wisdom.

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126). The Road to Serfdom was a moral and political critique addressed to all forms of Keynesianism and collectivism. The anti-rational and formal principles on which that critique was grounded had been presented by Hayek in a series of three articles entitled ‘Scientism and the Study of Society’ which the journal Economica published from 1942 to 1944 (Hayek, 1979, pp. 17–182). Thus, he attempted to demonstrate the affinity between scientism and Keynesianism, collectivism and Nazism (Butler, 1985, pp.

Certainly, this argument of Hayek is an epistemological assumption. That is to say, it does not explain how is it possible for anyone to know that the order of different qualities of one perceiving subject is the same or similar to the order of different qualities of another. It might be said that in Hayek’s theory, the rules which govern the process of learning social ways of classification, the rules which regulate the inter-personal conditions of society and the physiological rules of mind are ontologically related to one another.

That is to say, he never subscribed to the rationalist foundation of Mises’ liberalism. Certainly, despite their initial coexistence within Viennese intellectual life, liberalism and conservatism became rather contradictory tendencies when Hayek, after moving to London, tried to combine them with the theoretical achievements of the British moral philosophers (Hayek, 1967, pp. 98–100). The second period of Hayek’s life This section moves on to examine the development of Hayek’s political views during the second period of his life.

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