Science and Society 56 (4):440-466 (1992)

The a priori definitions of rationality and freedom that permeate orthodox economics in particular and the liberal discourse in general have important theoretical implications. A Hegelian critique of ahistorical approaches to the meaning of Liberty and Reason reveals insurmountable problems that the axiomatic approach inflicts upon game theory, contractarian theories of justice and Rational Choice Marxism. While the postmodern critique and the method of deconstruction are useful, the meaning we seek is best gleaned through Marx's conception of praxis
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