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Why Hayek is a Darwinian (after all)? Hayek and Darwin on social
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organisation (2009)
  • Alain Marciano
Abstract
This article proposes to reassess Hayek’s theory of cultural evolution in the light of Darwin’s Descent of Man. It is shown that Hayek and Darwin refers to the same theory of human nature which is borrowed from the founding fathers of political economy, Hume and Smith. Their respective conceptions of order, as well as the mechanisms and the product of evolution are then the consequence of this theory of human nature.
Keywords
  • Cultural evolution,
  • Biological evolution,
  • Darwin,
  • Hayek.
Publication Date
2009
Citation Information
Alain Marciano. "Why Hayek is a Darwinian (after all)? Hayek and Darwin on social" Journal of Economic Behavior and Organisation Vol. 71 (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/alain_marciano/3/