Hayek as Humean

Livingston, Donald W. Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society. Volume 5, Issue 2, (1991).


In his Hayek and Modern Liberalism, Chandran Kukathas claims that Hayek’s political philosophy is fundamentally incoherent because it is heavily influenced from two incompatible directions: that of Hume and that of Kant. But in fact, the idiom in which Hayek’s philosophy is cast is overwhelmingly Humean. Whatever difficulties Hayek’s thought may contain, the incoherence Kukathas identifies is not one of them.

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