Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/149738
Authors: 
Oliva, Gabriel
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
CHOPE Working Paper 2015-11
Abstract: 
This paper explores the ways in which c ybernetics influenced the works of F. A. Hayek from the late 1940s onwar d. It shows that the concept of negative feedback, borrowed from cybernetics, was central to Hayek's attempt of giving an explanation of the principle to the emergence of human purposive behavior. Next, the paper discusses Ha yek's later uses of cybernetic ideas in his works on the spontaneous formation of social orders. Finally, Hayek's view on the appropriate scope of the use of cybernetics is considered.
Subjects: 
Cybernetics
F. A. Hayek
Norbert Wien er
Garrett Hardin
Ludwig von Bertalanffy
JEL: 
B25
B31
C60
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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