In Search of the Proper Scientific Approach: Hayek's Views on Biology, Methodology, and the Nature of Economics

  title={In Search of the Proper Scientific Approach: Hayek's Views on Biology, Methodology, and the Nature of Economics},
  author={Naomi Beck},
  journal={Science in Context},
  pages={567 - 585}
  • N. Beck
  • Published 9 November 2009
  • Economics
  • Science in Context
Argument Friedrich August von Hayek (1899–1992) is mainly known for his defense of free-market economics and liberalism. His views on science – more specifically on the methodological differences between the physical sciences on the one hand, and evolutionary biology and the social sciences on the other – are less well known. Yet in order to understand, and properly evaluate Hayek's political position, we must look at the theory of scientific method that underpins it. Hayek believed that a… 
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