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The foundations of Austrian economics from Menger to Mises : a critico-historical retrospective of subjectivism

Author: Allen Oakley
Publisher: Lyme, N.H. : Edward Elgar Pub., 1997.
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Emphasizing the subjectivism of Menger and Mises as the foundation of Austrian economics, this text focuses on how they failed to appreciate and adopt the more penetrating subjectivism of their  Read more...

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Oakley, Allen.
Foundations of Austrian economics from Menger to Mises.
Lyme, N.H. : Edward Elgar Pub., 1997
(OCoLC)605112289
Named Person: Carl Menger; Ludwig Von Mises; Ludwig von Mises; Carl Menger; Ludwig Von Mises
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allen Oakley
ISBN: 1858983088 9781858983080
OCLC Number: 36566079
Description: x, 258 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1 Introduction: defining subjectivism and individualism; the inquires ahead. Part 2 Germanic foundations: the rise of the historical school; Droysen's subjectivist philosophy of history; Austrian philosophy; Germanic subjectivist economics; situating Menger and Mises. Part 3 Carl Menger's seminal subjectivist legacy: a subjectivist ontology of economic phenomena; epistemological intentions and methodological realities; critical reflections and open questions. Part 4 Wilhelm Dilthey and subjectivism the human sciences: introduction - from natural to human sciences; a descriptive psychology of individuals; human agents in their life-world situations; agents' expressions and the foundations of the human sciences; conclusions and inconclusions. Part 5 Metatheory of the sciences of culture and Man: historical-cultural science and the science of Man; neoKantian historical-cultural science; empirical reality and scientific inquiry; a metatheory of the historical-cultural sciences; ontology in Rickert's metatheory; Rickert's rejection of human science; Rickerts's legacy. Part 6 Human agents and rationality in Max Weber's metatheory for the human sciences: introduction to Max Weber; the problem of human agency in economic theory; the individual human agent and rationality; human agents in situ; ontology, rationality and ideal types; conclusion - outstanding problems with agent rationality. Part 7 Mises and the subjectivism of economic action: philosophical orientations; praxeology: Kantian and realist perspectives; human actions and human agency; time and human action; from praxeology to the relations of human agency; concluding observations. Part 8: A retrospective summary.
Responsibility: Allen Oakley.

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