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A Danse Macabre of Wants and Satisfactions: Hayek, Oakeshott, Liberty, and Cognition

Just published in Austrian Economic Perspectives on Individualism and Society: Moving Beyond Methodological Individualism Austrian EconomicsAustrian SchoolBehavioral economicscomplexityconsumerismcorey abeldistributed cognitionEconomicsguinevere liberty nellHayekIndividualismindividualityLiberalismLibertarianismLibertyMichael Oakeshottsituated cognitionsocial epistemologysocial ontologysocial realitySpontaneous orderWalker Percy

Cosmos + Taxis 2:1

The latest issue of C+T is now available. Austrian Schoolcomplexitycosmos & taxisdistributed cognitiondistributed knowledgeemergent orderEpistemologysituated cognitionsocial epistemologySocial SciencesSpontaneous order

Austrian Theory and Economic Organization: Reaching Beyond Free Market Boundaries

The first volume (of two) edited by Guinevere Liberty Nell. The Austrian economic school famously predicted and explained the problems of calculation in a socialist society. With their concept of spontaneous order, they challenged mainstream economists to look beyond simplified static models and consider the dynamic and evolutionary characteristics of social orders. However, many feel that…


With the cessation of operations for the journal Studies in Emergent Order C+T have agreed to host and make available SIEO’s full back catalogue of papers comprising a Who’s Who of Austrians and their sympathizers. Austrian Schoolcomplexitydistributed cognitiondistributed knowledgeEconomicsEmbodied cognitionFriedrich HayekPhilosophy of mindsituated cognitionsocial epistemologySocial SciencesSpontaneous order


Coming Soon: C+T 1.2 Frederick Turner — “Quality, quantity, granularity, and thresholds of emergence” Stefano Moroni — “Two different theories of two distinct spontaneous phenomena: orders of actions and evolution of institutions in Hayek” Chor-yung Cheung — “Hayek on Nomocracy and Teleocracy: a critical assessment” Lauren K. Hall — “Guiding the invisible hand: spontaneous orders…

Hayek in Mind: Hayek’s Philosophical Psychology

It’s been two years since this volume was published. Austrian SchoolBrainCognitive neuroscienceCognitive sciencecomplexityconsciousnessEmbodied cognitionExternalismFriedrich HayekHayek in Mindphilosophical psychologyPhilosophy of mindqualiarationalismRoad to Serfdomsituated cognitionSpontaneous order

The Neuroscience of Freedom and Creativity

Earlier this year I trailed Joaquín Fuster’s latest book that he so kindly sent me as an uncorrected galley. I’m pleased to report that the book is now finally available. Not surprisingly, Hayek features in this work. If anyone suitably qualified would like to review this book for The Journal of Mind and Behavior or Cognitive Systems Research, please let me know. Pat Churchland has…

Hayek in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

It’s about time that Hayek had a dedicated entry in the SEP. I’ve been “lobbying” for FAH’s inclusion for some time now. Here is the stated brief of the article: This essay concentrates on this enduring theme [spontaneous order] of Hayek’s work, and a question: why would the scholar who did more than anyone in the…

Hayek in Beijing

This from the WSJ  “The Road to Serfdom.” Hayek’s book, he explains, was originally translated into Chinese in 1962 as “an ‘internal reference’ for top leaders,” meaning it was forbidden fruit to everyone else. Only in 1997 was a redacted translation made publicly available, complete with an editor’s preface denouncing Hayek as “not in line…