Distinction or Dichotomy: Rethinking the Line between Thymology and Praxeology
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Virgil Henry Storr
George Mason University - Department of Economics; George Mason University - Mercatus Center; University of Arizona Center for the Philosophy of Freedom
January 7, 2011
Review of Austrian Economics, Vol. 24, No. 2, p. 213, 2011
The aim of this paper is to critically reexamine Ludwig Mises’ attempt to separate the psychological aspects of understanding (thymology) from the “science of action” (praxeology). There are, we contend, legitimate distinctions between theory, on the one hand, and, on the other, psychology or history. But, there is no need to dichotomize them from one another in the way Mises sometimes did.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 21
Keywords: Thymology, Praxeology, Hermeneutics, Mises, Methodology of the Austrian School
Date posted: December 17, 2011
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