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Hayek and Popper’s Enchanting Personal and Professional Relationship

  • Birsen FilipEmail author
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Part of the Archival Insights into the Evolution of Economics book series (AIEE)

Abstract

This chapter focuses on how the development of Popper’s ideas and academic work were influenced by his personal and professional relationships with Hayek. Popper’s Logik der Forschung (The Logic of Scientific Discovery) prompted Hayek and Popper’s initial meeting: it was Hayek’s fascination with this book that compelled him to invite Popper to conduct a seminar at the London School of Economics from 1935 to 1936, which marked the beginning of their long friendship and academic exchanges. Hayek played a key role in the publication of Popper’s The Poverty of Historicism and The Open Society and Its Enemies. Hayek also helped Popper obtain a readership position at the LSE in 1945 (which changed the course of his academic career) and invited him in becoming a founding member of the Mont Pelèrin Society.

Keywords

Popper Poverty of historicism LSE Mont pelèrin society Logic of scientific discovery 

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  1. 1.University of OttawaOttawaCanada

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