古典自由主义所包含的社会中，事件的进程是由个人的决定而不是由自治的，由贵族控制的政府机构的行动所决定的。 古典自由主义者的社会学方法的关键是自发秩序的原则，即稳定社会秩序的发展和维持，不是由人为设计或政府权力，而是由似乎超出人类控制或理解的随机事件和过程而发展和维持的理论。 亚当·史密斯（Adam Smith）在《国富论》中将这一概念称为“无形之手”的力量。例如，古典自由主义认为，市场经济的长期趋势是经济的“无形之手”的结果。 自发订单是由于准确预测和响应市场波动所需的信息量和复杂性。
In the society encompassed by classical liberalism, the course of events is determined by individual decisions rather than by autonomous, government-controlled government agencies. The key to the sociological approach of classical liberals is the principle of spontaneous order, that is, the development and maintenance of a stable social order, not by human design or government power, but by random events and processes that seem to go beyond human control or understanding. The theory of maintenance. Adam Smith called this concept the power of the “invisible hand” in The Wealth of Nations. For example, classical liberalism believes that the long-term trend of the market economy is the result of the “invisible hand” of the economy. Spontaneous orders are the amount of information and complexity required to accurately predict and respond to market fluctuations.