segunda-feira, agosto 25, 2003
HAYEK: "the result of a life-time of theoretical speculation"
No anterior post trancrevi um excerto de uma carta de Friedrich Hayek endereçada a Julian Simon o qual continha a citação que refiro no título deste post.
Será talvez interessante conhecer mais concretamente o que Hayek considerava ser o culminar de uma vida dedicada à investigação. Hayek resume o trabalho teórico das últimas décadas da sua longa vida da seguinte forma:"The upshot of my theoretical work has been the conclusion that those traditional rules of conduct which led to the greatest increases of the numbers of the groups practicing them leads to their displacing the others?not on "Darwinian" principles but because based on the transmission of learned rules?a concept of evolution older than Darwin..."Ou ainda, sintetizando a principal tese do seu último livro The Fatal Conceit:"...the chief thesis of the book on The Fatal Conceit, the first draft of which I got on paper during the past summer, is that the basic morals of property and honesty, which created our civilization and the modern numbers of mankind, was the outcome of a process of selective evolution, in the course of which always those practices prevailed, which allowed the groups which adopted them to multiply more rapidly (mostly at their periphery among people who already profited from them without yet having fully adopted them)..."
posted by Joao 1:09 da manhã
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