Sur la méthode appropriée aux études hayekiennes

Translated title of the contribution: On the method appropriate to hayek studies

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    The paper considers the significance of F. A. Hayek's writings on the study of complex phenomena for the study of the very complex phenomena of Hayek's own life and career. It is argued that the methodological principle which Hayek recommended for the investigation of complex phenomena is applicable to explanations of his own intellectual development. Indeed, it is argued that the extent to which a Hayek scholar respects this principle in their attempts to explain Hayek's life and career is the first criterion by which such attempts should be evaluated. As Hayek himself might have put it, an explanation of some part of his career that neglects its inherent complexity is “probably merely of necessity false” (Hayek, [1964] 2014, 263).

    Translated title of the contributionOn the method appropriate to hayek studies
    Original languageFrench
    Pages (from-to)29-35
    Number of pages7
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Mar 1 2019


    • Complex phenomena
    • Explanation of the principle
    • Hayek (Friedrich A.)
    • Historiography of economics
    • Mill (John S.)
    • Taylor-Mill (Harriet)

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
    • History
    • Sociology and Political Science


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