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The Meaning of Ludwig von Mises : Contributions in Economics, Epistemology, Sociology, and Political Philosophy - Jeffrey M. Herbener

The Meaning of Ludwig von Mises

Contributions in Economics, Epistemology, Sociology, and Political Philosophy

By: Jeffrey M. Herbener (Editor)

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Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders; no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards deĀ­ struction. Therefore everyone, in his own interests, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle. No one can stand aside with unconcern: the interests of everyone hang on the result. Whether he chooses or not, every man is drawn into the great historical struggle, the decisive battle into which our 1 epoch has plunged us. his is the message of Ludwig von Mises. In the historical T battle of ideologies, Mises is a pivotal figure. With great courage and decisive effect he carried the banner of truth and freedom for others through a time of rising statism. Murray Rothbard is correct when he says, " . . . if the world is ever to get out of its miasma of statism, or, indeed, if the economics profession is ever to return to a sound and correct development of economic analysis, both will have to abandon their contemporary bog and move to that high ground that Mises developed for us. " 2 This collection of essays is both a restatement and extension of the major contributions of Mises in epistemology, history, economĀ­ ics, and political philosophy. Mises began constructing the high ground on the foundation provided by Carl Menger and Eugen von B6hm-Bawerk.

About the Contributorsp. 6
Introductionp. 7
Praxeology, Positivism, and Public Choice: Was Mises a Public Choicer?p. 47
Economic Calculation Under Socialism: Ludwig von Mises and His Predecessorsp. 56
Mises and His Methodsp. 102
Ludwig von Mises and the Philosophy of Historyp. 118
On Praxeology and the Praxeological Foundations of Epistemology and Ethicsp. 134
The Pure Time-Preference Theory of Interest: An Attempt at Clarificationp. 166
Mises and the Role of the Economist in Public Policyp. 193
Ludwig von Mises as Social Rationalistp. 209
Who Predicted the 1929 Crash?p. 247
The Cultural Thought of Ludwig von Misesp. 284
Mises and His Critics on Ethics, Rights, and Lawp. 321
Indexp. 345
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ISBN: 9780792392903
ISBN-10: 0792392906
Series: Studies in Austrian Economics Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 350
Published: 31st December 1992
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.49