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The Epistemological Implications of Machlup's Interpretation of Mises's Epistemology


Gabriel J. Zanotti


Universidad Austral

Nicolas Cachanosky


Metropolitan State University of Denver

November 4, 2013

Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Forthcoming

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We argue that Machlup's (1955) interpretation of Mises’s epistemology is at least, if not more, plausible than Rothbard's (1957). The implications of Machlup’s interpretation of Mises and Austrian epistemology affect Austrians, non-Austrians and how they relate to each other. Machlup’s interpretation shows that Austrian’s epistemology is well grounded and that most criticisms of Austrian economics based on their aprioristic characteristic are misplaced. Furthermore, Machlup’s interpretation provides a potential road to re-built the academic interaction between Austrians and non-Austrians that was characteristic of the early twentieth century.

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Keywords: Austrian economics, non-Austrian economics, Mises, Machlup, Rothbard, a priori, apriorism, Lakatos, Kuhn

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Date posted: March 7, 2013 ; Last revised: March 31, 2014

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Zanotti, Gabriel J. and Cachanosky, Nicolas, The Epistemological Implications of Machlup's Interpretation of Mises's Epistemology (November 4, 2013). Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2229570 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2229570

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Gabriel J. Zanotti
Universidad Austral ( email )
Juan de Garay 125
Buenos Aires, 1065
Argentina
Nicolas Cachanosky (Contact Author)
Metropolitan State University of Denver ( email )
Denver, CO 80217
United States
HOME PAGE: http://www.ncachanosky.edu
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