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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Foundations of Austrian economics from Menger to Mises.
Lyme, N.H. : Edward Elgar Pub., 1997
|Named Person:||Carl Menger; Ludwig Von Mises; Ludwig von Mises; Carl Menger; Ludwig Von Mises|
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|Description:||x, 258 p. ; 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.|