I am going to write an essay about Hayek's views on economic and political (individual) liberty. I am trying to find books to develop a positive discussion on the topic, but I do not know where to search. I started with J.S. Mill's "on Liberty" and Hobbes' "Leviathan", but I cannot find where Locke discuss subjects such as individualism. Also, I was thinking about reading anarchist idea on the topic as an opposing view. Is there any good reading I've missed so far?

  • $\begingroup$ What's wrong with the wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Hayek infobox influence reference? $\endgroup$ – mootmoot Jan 12 '17 at 16:14
  • $\begingroup$ You know, there's a dinstict difference between calling names and citation on a specific topic. According to wiki, tell me how hayek influenced by Locke? $\endgroup$ – Commissar Vasili Karlovic Jan 12 '17 at 17:45
  • $\begingroup$ Unless you have the resources to dig out all Hayek published works and cross reference with all Locke coined sentences. But you can try your lucks by googling "Hayek Locke". $\endgroup$ – mootmoot Jan 12 '17 at 17:55
  • $\begingroup$ This question seems like it might be a better fit for Politics. $\endgroup$ – Giskard Jan 12 '17 at 18:43
  • $\begingroup$ The Road to Serfdom has an index which gives a couple of page references for Locke. It also has a Bibliographical Note mentioning, among many others, Lippmann, de Tocqueville and Lord Acton. $\endgroup$ – Adam Bailey Jan 12 '17 at 21:48

Hayek's The Constitution of Liberty is in my opinion the place to start. It has a lot of references to John Stuart Mill (which whom he strongly disagrees, btw), and puts forward his argument on freedom. There is also a very recent (but rather long) analysis of Hayek's book (available online here), which dissects his influences.


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