Friedrich von Hayek (1889-1992) at the end of the 30's . Economist and principal theoretician of the new Liberal Thought from the 70's

Economics

The True Meaning of ‘Social Justice’: A Catholic View of Hayek

Recently published and freely available.

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The ‘Invisible Hand’ Phenomenon in Philosophy and Economics

Here is the intro to Gavin Kennedy’s chapter. This chapter discusses Adam Smith’s rhetorical use of the ‘invisible hand’ in the context of his teachings on metaphors as figures of…

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What My Dog Can Do: On the Effect of The Wealth of Nations I.ii.2

The intro to Jack Weinstein’s chapter. In the midst of one of the most famous passages in The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith writes “nobody ever saw a dog make…

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Adam Smith on Sympathy: From Self-Interest to Empathy

The intro to Gloria Zúñiga y Postigo’s essay Is the assumption of self-interested behavior assumed in economics at odds with altruism and compassion? I believe that this question—which has been formulated…

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Propriety and Prosperity: New Studies on the Philosophy of Adam Smith

Here is the Twitter interview conducted earlier.

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Adam Smith: 18th Century Polymath

Here is the intro to Roger Frantz’ chapter. ~~~~~~~ Adam Smith (1723-1790) was a polymath with several of his key concepts and theories either having modern counterparts and/or “enjoying” empirical…

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Adam Smith and French Political Economy: Parallels and Differences

The intro to Laurent Dobuzinskis’ chapter: As is well known, Adam Smith spent about two years in Europe, most of it in France. It was in fact during his stay…

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