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Spontaneous Order, Social Theory, and the Theory of Complex Phenomena

Roland Kley

in Hayek's Social and Political Thought

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198279167
eISBN:
9780191684289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198279167.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

For Friedrich A. Hayek, the idea of a spontaneous order is not only liberalism's ‘central concept’ and therefore vital to its defence but, at the same time, also the notion on which all social theory ... More


‘the flush and foredrawn’

Daniel Brown

in Hopkins' Idealism: Philosophy, Physics, Poetry

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183532
eISBN:
9780191674051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183532.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the scientific basis of English poet Gerald Manley Hopkins' analogy in his works. Hopkins believed that the fundamental laws of motion provide the forms which serve to represent ... More


Rival Views of Market Society

Albert O. Hirschman

in The Essential Hirschman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159904
eISBN:
9781400848409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159904.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter tackles the core vocabulary of economics: if there is to be an expanded economics, it would need a more complex vocabulary or discourse. This would also mean giving up one of the sacred ... More


Emergence: Contemporary Readings in Philosophy and Science

Mark A. Bedau and Paul Humphreys (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026215
eISBN:
9780262268011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026215.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Emergence, largely ignored just thirty years ago, has become one of the liveliest areas of research in both philosophy and science. Fueled by advances in complexity theory, artificial life, physics, ... More


From Complexity to Order

Naomi Beck

in Hayek and the Evolution of Capitalism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226556000
eISBN:
9780226556147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226556147.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The second chapter begins with an examination of Hayek’s foray into psychology, and his explanation for how the mind functions and learns in The Sensory Order (1952). Via this inquiry into the nature ... More


Conclusion

in Science in the Age of Computer Simulation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226902029
eISBN:
9780226902050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226902050.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study about computer simulation and the philosophy of science. It explains that computer simulation has not attracted the immediate interest of ... More


Causes

Michael B. Bracken

in Risk, Chance, and Causation: Investigating the Origins and Treatment of Disease

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300188844
eISBN:
9780300189551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300188844.003.0015
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter discusses the concept of causes through a study of William of Ockham's dictum, “plurality should not be assumed without necessity.” This dictum warns against accepting complex ... More


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