Information and Knowledge: Austrian Economics in Search of its Uniqueness
Peter J. Boettke
George Mason University - Department of Economics
Review of Austrian Economics, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 263-274, 2002
The Austrian School of Economics since WWII has increasingly claimed a unique position within the scientific community of economists. This paper argues that the most persuasive way to make this claim to uniqueness is to focus on the distinction scholars in the Austrian tradition place between information and knowledge in their work. In other words, it is the epistemic-cognitive turn that the Austrian school took in the wake of the socialist calculation debate that separates the school from other branches of neo-classicism within economic science that constitutes its best case for analytical uniqueness.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 12
JEL Classification: A10, B20, B53
Date posted: January 18, 2010