Ignorância e intervenção em Hayek e Popper
Title: Ignorância e intervenção em Hayek e Popper
Author: LESSA KERSTENETZKY, Celia
Citation: Revista de economia política, 2004, Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 442-457
In the birth of modern Economics there is the statement that the social world is an unintended effect of individual decisions and actions, an environment of limited knowledge or 'ignorance'. In the XXth century, two philosophers stood out as far as the development of this idea is concerned – Friedrich Hayek and Karl Popper. However, one cannot safely assert that Popper and Hayek were attuned with respect to the implications of ignorance to government intervention on economic activity. In this article, I argue that, in contrast to the liberal-conservative Hayek, Popper acknowledges an important legitimate role for government and democratic polity in perfecting social life, precisely on account of the problem of limited knowledge.
Earlier different version: http://hdl.handle.net/1814/5188
Version: The article is a revised version of the author’s EUI PhD thesis, 1998
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