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  • Title: William Warren Bartley miscellaneous papers
    Date (inclusive): 1975-1988
    Collection Number: 91022
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 3 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 card file box (3.3 linear feet)
    Abstract: Drafts, galleys, proofs, memoranda, and correspondence related to production of the first volume of the collected works of the Austrian economist Friedrich A. von Hayek, The Fatal Conceit: The Errors of Socialism (London, 1988), edited by William W. Bartley; and sound recordings of speeches and lectures by F. A. von Hayek and others related to laissez-faire economics.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Bartley, William Warren, 1934-


    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], William Warren Bartley miscellaneous papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1991.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Related Collections

    Friedrich A. von Hayek papers, Hoover Institution Archives Sir Karl Raimund Popper papers, Hoover Institution Archives Gerald P. O'Driscoll correspondence with Friedrich A. von Hayek, Hoover Institution Archives

    Biographical Note

    1934 Born, Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
    1956 B.A. in philosophy, Harvard University
    1958 A.M. in philosophy, Harvard University
    1961-1964 Lecturer, Warburg Institute, University of London
    1962 Ph.D, London School of Economics (studied under Karl Popper)
    1965-1966 Co-director, Humanities Program, University of California, San Diego
    1967-1968 Associate professor, University of Pittsburg
    1969-1973 Professor and senior research associate, University of Pittsburg
    1970-1989 Professor, California State University at Hayward
    1973 Professor of philosophy at California State University, Hayward
      Author, Wittgenstein
    1977 Editor, Lewis Carroll's Symbolic Logic
    1978 Author, Werner Erhard, the Transformation of a Man: The Founding of est
    1982 Editor, The Open Universe: An Argument for Indeterminism and Quantum Theory and the Schism in Physics: From The Postscript to the Logic of Scientific Discovery by Karl Popper
    1983 Editor, Realism and the Aim of Science by Karl Popper
    1985- Senior research fellow, Hoover Institution
    1988 Editor, The Fatal Conceit: The Errors of Socialism by Friedrich A. von Hayek
    1990 Author, Unfathomed Knowledge, Unmeasured Wealth: On Universities and the Wealth of Nations

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The William W. Bartley papers contain drafts of the first volume of the collected works of Friedrich A. von Hayek, The Fatal Conceit: The Errors of Socialism and sound recordings of speeches and lectures by F. A. von Hayek and others.
    William Warren Bartley was a professor and American philosopher who edited works by Karl Popper and Friedrich A. von Hayek. He was the editor of Hayek's The Fatal Conceit, a book which discusses Hayek's view of socialism, defining the fatal conceit as the idea that "man is able to shape the world according to his wishes" (p. 27). The Fatal Conceit file contains drafts of this work and related correspondence.
    The collection contains Sound recordings of economics lectures by Friedrich A. von Hayek, Ronald Coase, Roger Garrison, William Hutt, Israel Kirzner, Murry Rothbard, Gerald O'Driscoll, and other economists.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Hayek, Friedrich A. von (Friedrich August), 1899-1992.