Certainly not! A critical realist recasting of Ludwig von Mises's methodology of the social sciences

Journal of Economic Methodology 17 (3):277-299 (2010)
Abstract
This paper focuses on Ludwig von Mises methodological apriorism. It uses Wittgenstein's private language argument as the basis for a critique of Mises's claim to have found apodictically certain foundations for economic analysis. It is argued instead that Mises's methodology is more fruitfully viewed as an exercise in social ontology, the objective of which is to outline key features of the socio-economic world that social scientific research ought to take into account if it is to be fruitful. The implications of this perspective for three key methodological issues, namely the relationship between theory and history, the possibility of naturalism, and the place of Austrian economics within the discipline of economics as a whole, are brought out.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
 
Download options
PhilPapers Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 11,802
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA
Peter J. Boettke (2004). Obituary. Don Lavoie (1950–2001). Journal of Economic Methodology 11 (3):377-379.

View all 12 references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Similar books and articles
Ludwig Von Mises (1969). Theory and History. New Rochelle, N.Y.,Arlington House.
Ludwig Von Mises (1944). The Treatment of "Irrationality" in the Social Sciences. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 4 (4):527-546.
Analytics

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2012-02-20

Total downloads

7 ( #192,228 of 1,099,740 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

3 ( #126,683 of 1,099,740 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Start a new thread
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.