Advanced Topics in Liberty

Hayek on Liberty

Conference for Professionals - January 13-15, 2012

Discussion Leader: Eric Mack

Session 1:        Central Planning

Hayek, Friedrich A. The Road to Serfdom with The Intellectuals and Socialism. London: Institute for Economic Affairs, 2005. “The Road to Serfdom” (pages 39–70).

Hayek, F.A. The Collected Works of F.A. Hayek: Socialism and War: Essays, Documents, Reviews. Edited by Bruce Caldwell. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, Inc., 1997. Chapter 11, “The Intellectuals and Socialism” (pages 221–237).

Session 2:        The Knowledge Problem

Hayek, Friedrich A. “The Use of Knowledge in Society.” The American Economic Review 35, no. 4 (September 1945): 519–530. Entire article.

Hayek, Friedrich. New Studies in Philosophy, Politics, Economics and the History of Ideas. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985. Chapter 2, “The Pretence of Knowledge” (pages 23–34).

Session 3:        The Constitution of Liberty

Hayek, F. A. The Collected Works of F.A. Hayek, Volume 17: The Constitution of Liberty: The Definitive Edition. Edited by Ronald Hamowy. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2011. “Introduction” (pages 47–54), Chapter 1, “Liberty and Liberties” (pages 57–72), Chapter 2, “The Creative Powers of a Free Civilization” (pages 73–90), and Chapter 3, “The Common Sense of Progress” (pages 91–106).

Session 4:        Spontaneous Order

Hayek, F. A. The Collected Works of F.A. Hayek, Volume 17: The Constitution of Liberty: The Definitive Edition. Edited by Ronald Hamowy. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2011. Chapter 4, “Freedom, Reason, and Tradition” (pages 107–132), selections from Chapter 5, “Responsibility and Freedom”, Sections 5–8 (pages 141–147), and Chapter 6, “Equality, Value, and Merit” (pages 148–165).

Hayek, F. A. Law, Legislation and Liberty, Volume 1: Rules and Order [Phoenix Edition]. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1973, 1978. Chapter 2, “Cosmos and Taxis” (pages 35–54).    20

Session 5:        Coercion, Order, and the Rule of Law

Hayek, F. A. The Collected Works of F.A. Hayek, Volume 17: The Constitution of Liberty: The Definitive Edition. Edited by Ronald Hamowy. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2011. Chapter 9, “Coercion and the State” (pages 199–214) and Chapter 10, “Law, Commands, and Order” (pages 215–231).

Session 6:        Hayek, Classical Liberalism, and Conservatism

Hayek, F. A. The Collected Works of F.A. Hayek, Volume 17: The Constitution of Liberty: The Definitive Edition. Edited by Ronald Hamowy. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2011. Postscript, “Why I am Not a Conservative” (pages 519–533).

Modugno, Roberta A., eds. Murray N. Rothbard vs. The Philosophers: Unpublished Writings on Hayek, Mises, Strauss, and Polanyi. Auburn: Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2009. Chapter 2, “Confidential Memo on F.A. Hayek’s Constitution of Liberty” (pages 61–70) and Chapter 3, “Letter on The Constitution of Liberty by F.A. Hayek” (pages 71–78).    18