Friedrich Hayek: A Biography

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University of Chicago Press, Apr 15, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 403 pages
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In the first full biography of Friedrich Hayek (1899-1992), Alan Ebenstein chronicles the life, works, and legacy of the visionary thinker, from his early years in fin-de-siècle Vienna to his remarkable career as a Nobel Prize winning economist, political philosopher, and leading public intellectual. Ebenstein gives a balanced, integrated account of Hayek's diverse body of work, from his first encounter with free market ideas to his magisterial writings in later life on the legal, political, ethical, and economic requirements of a free society.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
WAR 18991931
5
Family
7
World War I
16
University of Vienna
21
New York
31
Mises
36
ENGLAND 19311939
47
Mill
184
The Constitution of Liberty
193
Influence
206
FREIBURG 19621974
215
Law Legislation and Liberty
217
Liberty and Law
223
Marx Evolution and Utopia
227
Government and Morals
236

LSE
49
Robbins
59
Keynes
67
Money and Business Fluctuations
74
Capital
79
International Gold Standard
84
Socialist Calculation
89
Economics Knowledge and Information
94
CAMBRIDGE 19401949
101
The Abuse and Decline of Reason
103
Methodology
110
The Road to Serfdom
114
Celebrity
128
Mont Pelerin Society
140
Psychology
147
Popper
155
AMERICA 19501962
165
University of Chicago
167
Chicago School of Economics
171
Committee on Social Thought
177
History of Ideas
244
Salzburg
251
NOBEL PRIZE 19741992
259
Laureate
261
Friedman
266
Later Monetary Thinking
277
IEA
284
Thatcher
291
Opa
297
The Fatal Conceit
306
Neustift am Wald
314
Universal Order of Peace
319
Appendix
321
Chronology of Hayeks Major Works
325
Bibliographical Essay
327
Abbreviations
347
Notes
349
Index
395
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Alan Ebenstein is the author or coauthor of six other books in the history of economic and political theory, including Edwin Cannan: Liberal Doyen; with his father, the late William Ebenstein, Great Political Thinkers: Plato to the Present; and the forthcoming Hayek's Journey. Ebenstein received his Ph.D. in political philosophy from the London School of Economics and resides in Santa Barbara, California.

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