This is the 1st booklet to check Karl Popper and Friedrich Hayek systematically, and severely check their contribution to the political philosophy of the Open Society. Hayes compares and contrasts their perspectives on 3 key components proper to their political philosophy; first their perspectives on medical strategy, their perspectives on philosophy of social technological know-how after which their ethical philosophy together with their meta-ethical perspectives. the writer specializes in their contributions to social technological know-how technique, their moral perspectives approximately adverse utilitarianism and damaging rights, and their contrasting perspectives on Utopianism. He finishes via arguing that their models of liberal political philosophy are either resistant to Alastair MacIntyre's critique of liberal individualism and in addition meet his problem to the Enlightenment project.
Hayes' place is mostly arguable in that he defends Popper and Hayek in parts the place they're virtually universally criticized, specifically Hayek's idea of the meaninglessness of social justice and Popper's declare that there's little need for induction in both clinical reasoning or good judgment reasoning. One major discovering during this ebook matters the 2 significant difficulties that bedevil sleek philosophy: induction and the is-ought challenge. the writer proposes an unique strategy to the is-ought challenge in addition to the limitless regress problem.
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