Hayek’s ideas and their implications for today

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15 February 2011, 4.00pm
IEA, 2 Lord North Street, London, SW1 (door on Great Peter Street)

A daytime seminar

The IEA has recently published an acclaimed account of the arguments contained in one of Hayek’s most important works, The Constitution of Liberty, by the late Eugene Miller of the University of Georgia. This seminar will look in detail at the implications of these ideas for important areas of public policy and at the significance for politics in general, both left and right, of his wider theories of knowledge and accounts of the limitations of reason as a guide to both private and collective action.


Session One             4:00pm-4:45pm
The Implications of Hayek’s Thought for Welfare Policy

Chairman: Prof Philip Booth, Institute of Economic Affairs
Speaker: Dr John Meadowcroft, King’s College London

Session Two            4:45pm-5:30pm
Hayek’s Relevance and Importance for the Left as well as the Right

Chairman: Dr Steve Davies, Institute of Economic Affairs
Speaker: Dr Mark Pennington, Queen Mary College, London

Tea/coffee                  5:30pm-5:50pm

Session Three           5:50pm-7:00pm

Chairman: Dr Steve Davies, Institute of Economic Affairs
        Prof Andrew Gamble, Cambridge University
        on Hayek’s Theory of Knowledge and its Implications for Public Policy
        Prof Chandran Kukathas, London School of Economics
        on Pride and the Abuse of Reasons: Hayek on the Limits of Reason

Each session will have ample time for discussion.


RSVP (acceptances only) using the form below or by email to iea@iea.org.uk or phone 020 7799 8900.

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