FIRST EDITION OF THE COUNTER-REVOLUTION OF SCIENCE; SIGNED BY F.A. HAYEK

  • The Counter-Revolution of Science: Studies on the Abuse of Reason.

The Counter-Revolution of Science: Studies on the Abuse of Reason.

$8,800.00

Item Number: 3645

Glencoe, Illinois: The Free Press, 1952.

First edition of Hayek’s critique of reason, written at the same time as The Road to Serfdom. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Signed by F.A. Hayek on the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed.

The Counter-Revolution of Science is divided into two parts. "The first part is an acute and abstract study of the essential differences in method required in the study of the physical sciences on the one hand and the social sciences on the other The second part of the book gives an amusing and enlightening account of the origin of ‘scientism’ [in the 19th century]" (Hazlitt, 83). This work complements Hayek’s classic work of the free market, The Road to Serfdom.

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