Hayek on Mill
The Mill-Taylor Friendship and Related Writings

Hayek Hayek on Mill catalog

By F. A. Hayek
Edited by Sandra J. Peart


Best known for reviving the tradition of classical liberalism, F. A. Hayek was also a prominent scholar of the philosopher John Stuart Mill. One of his greatest undertakings was a collection of Mill’s extensive correspondence with his longstanding friend and later companion and wife, Harriet Taylor-Mill. Hayek first published the Mill-Taylor correspondence in 1951, and his edition soon became required reading for any study of the nineteenth-century foundations of liberalism.

Hayek on Mill showcases the fascinating intersections between two of the most prominent thinkers from two successive centuries. Hayek situates Mill within the complex social and intellectual milieu of nineteenth-century Europe—as well as within twentieth-century debates on socialism and planning—and uncovers the influence of Taylor-Mill on Mill’s political economy. The volume features the Mill-Taylor correspondence and includes Hayek’s related writings, which were widely credited with beginning a new era of Mill scholarship.

F. A. Hayek (1899–1992), recipient of the Medal of Freedom in 1991 and co-winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1974, was a pioneer in monetary theory and one of the principal proponents of classical liberal thought in the twentieth century. He taught at the London School of Economics, the University of Chicago, and the University of Freiburg.

Sandra J. Peart is dean of the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond.


Mar 2024 | 6 x 9 | 424 Pages

Illustrations, editorial foreword, editor's introduction, index of names, and index of subjects.


978-0-86597-935-2 Paperback