The Review of Austrian Economics

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 5–22

The Emergence of Hayek's Ideas on Cultural Evolution

  • Bruce Caldwell

DOI: 10.1023/A:1007801212001

Cite this article as:
Caldwell, B. The Review of Austrian Economics (2000) 13: 5. doi:10.1023/A:1007801212001


F. A. Hayek's writings on cultural evolution are an essential part of his work, and some aspects of these writings (e.g., his defense of group selection) have generated considerable controversy. This historical paper traces the circumstances that led Hayek to introduce cultural evolution and related ideas into his work.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce Caldwell
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUNC-GreensboroGreensboro