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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

Hayek: Cognitive Scientist Avant La Lettre

From Advances in Austrian Economics PROLOGUE It is probably no more justified to claim that thinking man has created his culture than that culture created his reason (Hayek, 1952/1979, p. 155). For Hayek, intelligence is manifest through a reciprocal coalition with the artifactual (social and physical), a causal integration that can take ontogenetic, phylogenetic, individual,…

The consciousness myth

Nice paper from Galen Strawson. Hayek’s The Sensory Order (1952) is missing though (salient extract below). See also Hayek in Mind: Hayek’s Philosophical Psychology. Hayek’s discussion of the mind–body problem speaks directly to a topic that has dominated philosophy of mind for the past 35 years – qualia (quale for singular), a term of art that…

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

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…