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Epistemological Problems of Economics
ISBN : 817755476x
Author : Mises, L. V.
Pages : 400 pp
Year of Publishing : 2020
Binding : Hardbound
Publisher : Cosmo Publications
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“The characteristic feature of this age of destructive wars and social disintegration is the revolt against economics.” So says Ludwig von Mises in his most thorough defense of the method and scope of economic science. In this treatise, he argues that the core intellectual errors of statism, socialism, protectionism, racism, irrationalism can be found in a revolt against economic logic and its special character.
Epistemological Problems of Economics was original published in 1933, a period when the social sciences and economic policy were undergoing upheaval. The classical view of economics as a deductive science, along with the laissez-faire policies implied by that view, were being displaced by positivism and economic planning. Mises set out to put the classical view on a firmer foundation. In so doing, he examines a range of philosophical problems associated with economics. He goes further to delineate the scope of the general science of human action.
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