Theory and History By Ludwig von Mises


In Theory and History, Ludwig von Mises defends his all-important idea of methodological dualism: one approach to the hard sciences and another for the social sciences. He defends the epistemological status of economic proposition. He has his most extended analysis of those who want to claim that there is more than one logical structure by which we think about reality. He grapples with the problem of determinism and free will. And presents philosophy of history and historical research. Overall, this is a tremendously lucid defense of the fundamental Misesian approach to social philosophy.

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  • Jeffrey Tucker

    Theory and History by Mises

    Theory and History This was a very late work by Mises but its contribution is huge. He weighs in on all the critical issues from socialism to determinism to methodology of the sciences. There is no way to agree with all the contents but Mises is very clear about where he stands. It has a difficult read but suitable for an advanced undergrad. You never forget its core message of methodological dualism. Kick off the discussion! Questions, comments, observations or elaborations? Either reply here or create a new discussion using the tag Library_Theory and History

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