David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Constitutional Political Economy 13 (3):275-285 (2002)
By means of a consideration of Whitman (1998) the present paper considers the meanings of ‘Panglossianism’ and the relation between group and individual levels in evolution. It establishes the connection between the Panglossian policy prescription of laissez-faire and the mistaken evolutionary theory of group selection. Analysis of the passages in Hayek cited by Whitman shows that, once these passages are taken in context, and once the appropriate meaning of the term ‘Panglossian’ has been clarified, they fail to defend Hayek from this charge, but, on the contrary, confirm that Hayek was, indeed, ‘a Panglossian evolutionary theorist’.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Greg Hill (2005). Don't Shoot the Messenger: Caldwell's Hayek and the Insularity of the Austrian Project. Critical Review 17 (1-2):69-88.
Andy Denis (2006). Hayek’s Challenge: An Intellectual Biography of F. A. Hayek. [REVIEW] Review of Political Economy 18 (4):579-583.
Brad Stone (2010). The Current Evidence for Hayek's Cultural Group Selection Theory. Libertarian Papers 2.
Roland Kley (1994). Hayek's Social and Political Thought. Oxford University Press.
E. Angner (2002). The History of Hayek's Theory of Cultural Evolution. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C 33 (4):695-718.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads16 ( #167,478 of 1,726,249 )
Recent downloads (6 months)5 ( #147,227 of 1,726,249 )
How can I increase my downloads?