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Both Hayek and Burkewarned, however, that the endeavor to destroy inherited customs, morals,and prejudices must also destroy the humanistic liberal society engenderedand sustained by such phenomena. Hayek points out, moreover, that the exaggererated regard for the constructivepower of ‘reason’ which stems from ignorance of the significance of evolvedsocial phenomena typically generates a demand to rationalize the socialprocess through the coercive agency of government.
[Even the legislature has no] absolute arbitrary power,.
Perhaps no other thought is as uncongenial to themodern rationalist temper as the idea that man is not free rationally todetermine or ‘choose’ his ethical or legal framework; modern thought bearslittle trace of that "strong impression of the ignorance and fallibilityof mankind" thatlong served to suppress such rationalistic hubris.
to supplythe poor with necessaries.
Both, in effect, seem to have subscribed to the sort of "value-centeredhistoricism"—one that acknowledges the reality of universal and transcendentvalue—espoused by Claes G.
It would be a vain presumption in statesmento think they can do it.
Yet, paradoxically, Hayek’swork itself embodies such an existential spiritual orientation; and hispassionate evocation of the transcendent significance of the person isstarkly incongruous with his naturalistic-evolutionary justification ofliberal values and principles (Cf.
The people maintain them and not they the people.
Existential religion, understood as a livingencounter with transcendent goodness or as an immediate experience of higherreality, seems to have been unfamiliar to him.