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To the Interpretation of Spontaneous Order (2013)

Author: P. Špecián

Email: specian.p@gmail.com

Affiliation: Department of Philosophy, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic

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Article type: Standard scientific article

Section: History of Philosophy

Language: language

Abstract (english):

The article analyzes basic reasons for renewed interest in Alfred Schutz’s works by the Austrian economists in the context of postmodern criticism of aprioristic methods of praxeology and foundational paradigm as such. It also deals with the possible applications of Schutzian method of telescopic ideal type on the problem of spontaneous order and shows this method as a possible alternative to Hayek’s evolutionary approach. Phenomenological method that creates a baseline for Schutz is only useful to an extent to which the structures of spontaneous order can be grounded in individual consciousness. In cannot, therefore, be used to answer the question of the origin of spontaneous order but it can provide some answers regarding its reproduction.

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