MISES, Ludwig von.
Epistemological Problems of Economics. Translated by George Reisman.
First edition in English of von Mises’s Grundprobleme der Nationalökonomie, originally published in 1933. “During the 1920, von Mises became very much interested in epistemology. In opposition to the increasingly fashionable methodology of positivism, he set forth a methodology of purely logical deduction from self-evident and a priori axioms, based on the approach of Nassau Senior and of other classical and Austrian economists. He developed his methodological approach – which he was later to call ‘praxeology’ – in a series of essays, Grundprobleme de Nationökonomie (1933). Praxeology, with its stress on individual human action, on the individual’s purposive choice of means to arrive at preferred ends, heavily influenced Robbins’s methodological work, which English-speaking economists came to regard as outstanding” (IESS).
Octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in silver, with the dust jacket. Ownership inscription of Harold L. Spain to front free endpaper. Spine lightly sunned, short tear to front panel; a very good copy.
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