A few words — and many quotations — about the influence of Ludwig Wittgenstein on Friedrich Hayek

Source: Notes on Liberty
by Federico Sosa Valle

“In a brief autobiographical note, Friedrich Hayek refers to the influence he had received in his younger years from both his teacher Ernst Mach and his distant cousin Ludwig Wittgenstein: ‘But I did, through these connexions, become probably one of the first readers of Tractatus when it appeared in 1922. Since, like most philosophically interested people of our generation I was, like Wittgenstein, much influenced by Ernst Mach, it made a great impression on me.'” (04/30/22)