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Hayek in Mind

Three sections: Neuroscience — Philosophy of Mind — Mind and Sociality Austrian SchoolCognitive scienceFriedrich HayekHayek in Mindneurosciencephilosophical psychologyPhilosophy of mind


Latest issue Austrian Schoolcomplexitycosmos & taxisdemocracydistributed cognitiondistributed knowledgeemergent orderexistentialismFriedrich HayekLiberalismphilosophy of social scienceSpontaneous order


In Austrian Economic Perspectives on Individualism and Society: Moving Beyond Methodological Individualism In this chapter our aim is to rescue the meaning of liberty from the ministrations of its misguided friends and explore how it relates to human nature, culture, and economic order. Some Austrian economists have embraced liberty as the sole value. Despite the…

Cognitive Autonomy and Methodological Individualism

Forthcoming from my chum and endorsed by none other than Barry Smith. Adam SmithAustrian SchoolCognitionCognitive sciencecomplexitydistributed cognitionenactivismFrancesco Di IorioHayekHermeneuticsholismmethodological individualismphenomenologyphilosophical psychologyPhilosophy of mindphilosophy of social scienceSelf-organizationsituated cognitionsocial epistemologysocial ontologySocial SciencesSociologySpontaneous orderthe sensory order

Wittgenstein and Hayek

My Cousin, Ludwig Wittgenstein — a lovely memoir (see family tree below). The first extract below (The New Yorker) reminded me of the Percy legacy (second extract). Wittgenstein, once asked a pupil if he had ever had any tragedies in his life. The pupil, evidently well trained, inquired what he meant by “tragedy.” “I mean suicides,…