Hayekâ€™s Epistemology and Methodology: Between Mises and Popper
AbstractHayek a souvent Ã©tÃ© critiquÃ© pour avoir changÃ© de mÃ©thodologie, passant de lâ€™abstraction misesienne Ã lâ€™empirisme popperien. Lâ€™article dÃ©fend la thÃ¨se que Hayek nâ€™a pas changÃ© de position mÃ©thodologique et quâ€™il a, au contraire, toujours dÃ©fendu lâ€™adaptation des mÃ©thodes aux objets dâ€™analyse Ã partir dâ€™une conception prÃ©sente dans The Sensory Order . Cette conception, qui le situe dÃ¨s les annÃ©es 20 entre celle de Mises et de Popper, peut Ãªtre qualifiÃ©e dâ€™â€œapriorisme faillibilisteâ€ selon lâ€™expression empruntÃ©e Ã Barry Smith. Hayek has often been taken to task for having allegedly changed his methodological allegiance by discarding Misesian abstraction in favor of Popperâ€™s empiricism. This paper shows that Hayek has not altered his methodological stance but has rather continuously proposed to adapt the methods to the object being analyzed, and so, from an epistemological perspective worked out in The Sensory Order . This conception which locates him between Mises and Popper as early as the 1920s can be dubbed â€œfaillibilistic apriorismâ€, to use Barry Smithâ€™s felicitous design.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by De Gruyter in its journal Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines.
Volume (Year): 9 (1999)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
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