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Marx, Hayek,and Utopia

Table of Contents

    Preface ix

    Introduction 1

  Part One: Hayek and the Critique of Utopianism 9

    Chapter 1: Hayekian Dialectics 11  [The first chapter is available for viewing on the SUNY site here.]
    Transcending Conservatism and Liberalism 11
    Hayek versus "Methodological Individualism" 15
    Internal Relations 20

    Chapter 2: Utopian Intentions and Unintended Consequences
    The Unintended Consequences of Social Action 30
    Constructivist Rationalism versus Critical Rationalism 35
    Problematic Issues in Hayekian Evolutionism 37

    Chapter 3: Constructivism and Human Efficacy 41
    The Search for Efficacy 42
    Tacit Knowledge 43
    The Synoptic Delusion 46

    Part Two: Marx and the Epistemic Utopia 53

    Chapter 4: Capitalism and Dualism 55
    The Marxian Critique of Constructivism 55
    A Note on Marx and Scottish Liberalism 62
    Capitalism and Social Fragmentation 64

    Chapter 5: Marxian Dialectics 70
    Dialectics versus Determinism 70
    Business Cycle Theory: Marxian-Hayekian Parallels 76
    Dialectical "Contradiction" 79
    The Problem of History 82

    Chapter 6: The Marxian Utopia 85
    Socialism As a Product of Spontaneous Order 85
    On the Feasibility of Socialism: Hayek versus Marx 91

    Chapter 7: The Challenge of a New Left 100
    Habermas and the Reconstruction of Marxism 101
    Wainwright's Critique 109

  Epilogue: Utopianism and the Radical Project 117

    Notes 123
    References 149
    Index 171 - 178


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