Austrian Economic Perspectives on Individualism and Society

Moving Beyond Methodological Individualism

  • Editors
  • Guinevere Liberty Nell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

    1. Guinevere Liberty Nell
      Pages 1-4
  3. Surpassing Methodological Individualism

  4. Spontaneous Order And Society

  5. Further Implications For Mind And Society

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 173-186

About this book


Can we improve upon both the free market and nationalization? Market socialist and other heterodox exploration of cultural and social factors can help answer this question using Austrian economic theory. This volume brings together economists and political scientists specializing in evolutionary change and spontaneous order. Spontaneous order and other Austrian theories are complemented by the consideration of cultural, social and communal interaction. Austrian Economic Perspectives on Individualism and Society bridges the gap between free market advocates stressing individual rights and individualistic culture, and left-leaning thinkers who stress social justice and a culture of social solidarity, or collectivism.


Austrian economics culture methodological individualism economic policy market socialism institutional economics spontaneous order evolutionary economics free markets Hayek Mises democracy ecology economics Institution Passing public choice socialism

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