Philosophy Of The Austrian School, The

Philosophy Of The Austrian School, The

by Raimondo Cubeddu
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415086477

ISBN-13: 9780415086479

Pub. Date: 09/30/1993

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Austrian School has made some of the most significant contributions to the social sciences in recent times but attempts to understand it have remained locked in a polemical frame. In contrast, The Philosphy of the Austrian School presents a philosophically grounded account of the School's methodological, political and economic ideas. Whilst acknowledging

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The Austrian School has made some of the most significant contributions to the social sciences in recent times but attempts to understand it have remained locked in a polemical frame. In contrast, The Philosphy of the Austrian School presents a philosophically grounded account of the School's methodological, political and economic ideas. Whilst acknowledging important differences between the key figures in the School - Menger, Mises, and Hayek - Raimondo Cubeddu finds that they also have significant things in common. Paramount amongst these are theories of subjective value and notions of spontaneous order, both of which rest on theories of seminal avenues of research in the social sciences and a major reformulation of liberal ideology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415086479
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/30/1993
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
1Methodological Problems1
Methodological foundations1
The Methodenstreit and its legacy13
The critique of historicism21
The critique of scientism and of constructivist rationalism34
2The Theory of Human Action65
The problem of knowledge in the social sciences65
Methodological individualism77
Evolutionism, order and catallactics87
3From Socialism to Totalitarianism109
Philosophical and economic sources109
The critique of socialism113
Totalitarianism130
4The Fate of Democracy159
Law and politics159
Interventionism and the fate of democracy173
The mirage of social justice187
5The Liberalism of the Austrian School201
Philosophical foundations of Austrian liberalism201
Mises206
Hayek213
Epilogue221
Bibliography235
Name index255
Subject index261

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