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Reclaiming Liberalism: Preview

In press for Palgrave Studies in Classical Liberalism. This collection redresses the conceptual hubris and illiteracy that has come to obscure the central presuppositions of classical liberalism – that is, the wresting of epistemic independence from overwhelming concentrations of power, monopolies and capricious zealotries be they of a state, religious or corporate in character. Reclaiming…

Berlin, Hayek, Arendt and Oakeshott in Chinese

My chum Chor-yung Cheung, the author of the Hayek title, has alerted me to this series. Roy Tseng, who I also know, is the author of the Oakeshott volume; the Berlin book is by YEH Hao, a student of John Gray; and the Arendt book is by Li Kin-zhang from L’Université Paris Ouest Nanterre. chor-yung cheungclassical liberalismFriedrich…

Beyond Complexity: Can the Sensory Order Defend the Liberal Self?

Here are a couple of extracts from Chor-yung’s paper: Friedrich Hayek’s social philosophy is one of the most systematic and sophisticated among the contributions made by 20th-century liberal thinkers. His defense of the free market and individual freedom and his critique of collectivism of various kinds are mainly based on his epistemological theses, which in…