Debate:Anarcho-capitalism and positivism
I have noticed that many anarcho-capitalists have a hardcore positivist vision of social phenomena, believing in a kind of hyperrationalism. An example of this is the enthusiasm that many of these people manifest towards evolutionary psychology or sociobiology, amen of taking literally any postulate of neoclassical economics. I find that this attitude is profoundly contradictory to the position of classical libertarian philosophers, such as Hayek or Polanyi, who were radically antipositivist and, in a way, irrationalist. Many references put Hayek as a constructivist, in fact.
Does anyone have any thoughts on this?