The Facts of Social Sciences are What People Believe and Think

Handbook of Austrian Economics, Peter Boettke, ed., Edward Elgar Publishing, 2010

6 Pages Posted: 19 Jan 2013

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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

Date Written: October 1, 2010

Abstract

The aim of the social sciences is to explain and understand social phenomena. They are concerned with how the purposeful action of individuals operating on the basis of their own peculiar knowledge of their particular circumstances of time and place bring about orders that no single mind did or could deliberately design. Understanding purposeful human action and, so, the emergence of social phenomena, means understanding the opinions and beliefs that guide individual decision-making.

Suggested Citation

Storr, Virgil Henry, The Facts of Social Sciences are What People Believe and Think (October 1, 2010). Handbook of Austrian Economics, Peter Boettke, ed., Edward Elgar Publishing, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2203029

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