Four Critics of Rationalism: Hayek, Oakeshott, Polanyi and Voegelin

Editors: Gene Callahan and Lee Trepanier

The aim of this collection is to compare and contrast the ideas of four leading critics of rationalism, Eric Voegelin, Michael Polanyi, F.A. Hayek, and Michael Oakeshott. While each can be seen as a critic of rationalism, were they each attacking the same thing? In what senses did their analyses overlap, and in what senses did they differ? Clarifying these issues will provide important insights into this major intellectual trend of the past century.

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