Theology/Philosophy

Spontaneous Order versus Rationalism in Defense of Liberty

ABSTRACT

The conference examined the notion of spontaneous order as developed through the diverse perspectives of Wittgenstein's philosophy, Hayek's economics, and Oakeshott's key distinction between enterprise and civil associations.

READING LIST

Conference Readings

Hayek, F. A. Individualism and Economic Order. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1948, 1980.

Hayek, F. A. The Counter-Revolution of Science: Studies on the Abuse of Reason. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, Inc., 1979.

Hayek, F. A. Law, Legislation and Liberty, Volume 1: Rules and Order. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1978.

Hayek, F. A. The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek, Volume I: The Fatal Conceit: The Errors of Socialism. Edited by W. W. Bartley III. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1988.

Hayek, F. A. The Constitution of Liberty: The Definitive Edition (The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek, Volume XVII). Edited by Ronald Hamowy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1960, 2011.

Oakeshott, Michael. On History and Other Essays. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1999.

Oakeshott, Michael. Rationalism in Politics and Other Essays. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, Inc., 1991.

Oakeshott, Michael. On Human Conduct. Oxford: Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1991 [1975].

Wittgenstein, Ludwig. “On Certainty.” www.edtechpost.ca. http://www.edtechpost.ca/readings/Ludwig%20Wittgenstein%20-%20On%20Certainty.html (August 31, 2015).