I know many of you have read Virginia Postrel’s article on Hayek in the Boston Globe, because as Virginia reports, it’s one of the most accessed articles from that day’s paper.
But if you have not yet read it, please do so. It reflects the ever-broadening view of the relevance of Hayek’s work in a range of social sciences:
Indeed, Hayek is increasingly recognized as one of the 20th century’s most profound and important theorists, one whose work included political theory, philosophy of science, even cognitive psychology. Citing the “proof of time,” Encyclopedia Britannica recently commissioned Caldwell to replace its formulaic 250-word Hayek profile with a nuanced discussion more than 10 times as long. Harvard has added him to the syllabus of Social Studies 10, its rigorous introductory social theory course.