The Meaning of Ludwig Von Mises

Contributions in Economics, Epistemology, Sociology, and Political Philosophy

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Author: Jeffrey M. Herbener

Publisher: Kluwer Academic Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 350

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The volume is both a restatement and extension of the major contributions of Ludwig von Mises to epistemology, history, economics, and political philosophy. The new and original contributions to this book review topics of importance to the Austrian school of economic thought, including positivism and public choice, socialism, methodology, and the philosophy of history. Finally, the contributors to this volume represent the best scholarship across the spectrum of Austrian economic thought, including Hans-Herman Hoppe, Israel Kirzner, Murray Rothbard, and Leland B. Yeager.

The Limits of Neoliberalism

Authority, Sovereignty and the Logic of Competition

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Author: William Davies

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 152641161X

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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"Brilliant... explains how the rhetoric of competition has invaded almost every domain of our existence” - Evgeny Morozov, author of To Save Everything, Click Here “In this fascinating book Davies inverts the conventional neoliberal practice of treating politics as if it were mere epiphenomenon of market theory, demonstrating that their version of economics is far better understood as the pursuit of politics by other means” - Professor Philip Mirowski, University of Notre Dame "A sparkling, original, and provocative analysis of neoliberalism. It offers a distinctive account of the diverse, sometimes contradictory, conventions and justifications that lend authority to the extension of the spirit of competitiveness to all spheres of social life…This book breaks new ground, offers new modes of critique, and points to post-neoliberal futures” - Professor Bob Jessop, University of Lancaster Since its intellectual inception in the 1930s and its political emergence in the 1970s, neo-liberalism has sought to disenchant politics by replacing it with economics. This agenda-setting text examines the efforts and failures of economic experts to make government and public life amenable to measurement, and to re-model society and state in terms of competition. In particular, it explores the practical use of economic techniques and conventions by policy-makers, politicians, regulators and judges and how these practices are being adapted to the perceived failings of the neoliberal model. By picking apart the defining contradiction that arises from the conflation of economics and politics, this book asks: to what extent can economics provide government legitimacy? Now with a new preface from the author and a foreword by Aditya Chakrabortty.

The History and Philosophy of Social Science

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Author: H. Scott Gordon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134863071

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 704

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First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Philosophy of Economics

An Anthology

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Author: Daniel M. Hausman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521883504

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 527

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An anthology of works on the philosophy of economics, including classic texts and essays exploring specific branches and schools of economics. Completely revamped, this edition contains new selections, a revised introduction and a bibliography. The volume contains 26 chapters organized into five parts: (I) Classic Discussions, (II) Positivist and Popperian Views, (III) Ideology and Normative Economics, (IV) Branches and Schools of Economics and Their Methodological Problems and (V) New Directions in Economic Methodology. It includes crucial historical contributions by figures such as Mill, Marx, Weber, Robbins, Knight, and Veblen and works by most of the leading contemporary figures writing on economic methodology, including five Nobel Laureates in Economics.

Strategy Without Design

The Silent Efficacy of Indirect Action

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Author: Robert C. H. Chia,Robin Holt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521895502

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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"In business the survival and flourishing of an organisation is most often associated with the ability of its strategists to create a distinctive identity by confronting and rising above others. Yet not all organisational accomplishment can be explained with recourse to deliberate choice and purposeful design on the part of strategic actors. This book shows why. Using examples from the world of business, economics, military strategy, politics and philosophy, it argues that collective success may inadvertently emerge as a result of the everyday coping actions of a multitude of individuals, none of whom intended to contribute to any preconceived plan. A consequence of this claim is that a paradox exists in strategic interventions, one that no strategist can afford to ignore. The more directly and deliberately a strategic goal is single-mindedly sought, the more likely it is that such calculated instrumental action eventually works to undermine its own initial success"--Provided by publisher.

Economic Controversies

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Author: Murray N. Rothbard

Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute

ISBN: 1610165233

Category: Economic policy

Page: 997

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Social Emergence

Societies As Complex Systems

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Author: Robert Keith Sawyer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521844642

Category: Philosophy

Page: 276

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Can we understand important social issues by studying individual personalities and decisions? Or are societies somehow more than the people in them? Sociologists have long believed that psychology can't explain what happens when people work together in complex modern societies. In contrast, most psychologists and economists believe that if we have an accurate theory of how individuals make choices and act on them, we can explain pretty much everything about social life. Social Emergence takes a new approach to these longstanding questions. Sawyer argues that societies are complex dynamical systems, and that the best way to resolve these debates is by developing the concept of emergence, focusing on multiple levels of analysis - individuals, interactions, and groups - and with a dynamic focus on how social group phenomena emerge from communication processes among individual members. This book makes a unique contribution not only to complex systems research but also to social theory.

The Perspective of Historical Sociology

The Individual as Homo-Sociologicus Through Society and History

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Author: Jiří Šubrt

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787433633

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of the themes that make up the field of Historical Sociology. At its centre is the human individual as related to social and historical development. The key question it raises is who or what is responsible for the process of human history: society or the individual?

The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theory

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Author: Bryan S. Turner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144430500X

Category: Social Science

Page: 640

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A comprehensive new collection covering the principal traditions and critical contemporary issues of social theory. Builds on the success of The Blackwell Companion to Social Theory, second edition with substantial revisions, entirely new contributions, and a fresh editorial direction Explores contemporary areas such as actor network theory, social constructionism, human rights and cosmopolitanism Includes chapters on demography, science and technology studies, and genetics and social theory Emphasizes key areas of sociology which have had an important impact in shaping the discipline as a whole

World-systems analysis

theory and methodology

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Author: Terence K. Hopkins,Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

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The first volume in a new series from SAGE presenting work in the world-systems perspective, a school of social science thought that views the world economy as a single system across time and space. This first volume is a sourcebook reader of the most fundamental work in the field, drawn from Review, the journal most concerned with the work of this perspective, and from volumes in SAGE's Political Economy of the World-System Annuals.

Exchange, Action, and Social Structure

Elements of Economic Sociology

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Author: Milan Zafirovski

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313318399

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 281

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Zafirovski (sociology, U. of North Texas) uses a neo-Weberian approach to explore the sociological categories of economic action in light of the presence and salience of social influences in the economy. The author sees this approach as a useful alternative to the current exchange theory in ration

Evolution of the Market Process

Austrian and Swedish Economics

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Author: Michel Bellet,Sandye Gloria-Palermo,Abdallah Zouache

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134373139

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

View: 4334

This impressive volume centres on the relationship between Austrian and Swedish economics. Exploring themes such as capital theory, expectations, policy, market theory and the history of economic thought, this book makes for an interesting read. It will appeal across a wide range of disciplines within economics as well as the philosophy of social science.

Marginal Europe

The Contribution of Marginal Lands Since the Middle Ages

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Author: Sidney Pollard

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 327

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The momentum of the British industrial revolution arose mostly in regions poorly endowed by nature, badly located and considered backward and poor by contemporaries. Sidney Pollard examines the initially surprising contribution made by the population of these and other `marginal areas' (mountains, forests and marshes) to the economic development of Europe since the Middle Ages. He provides case studies of periods in which marginal areas took the lead in economic development, such as theDutch economy in its Golden Age, and in the British industrial revolution. The traditional perception of the populations inhabiting these regions was that they were poor, backward, and intellectually inferior; but Sidney Pollard shows how they also had certain peculiar qualities which predisposed them to initiate progress. Healthy living, freedom, a martial spirit, and the hardiness to survive in harsh conditions enabled them to contribute a unique pioneering ability to pivotal economic periods; illustrating some of the effects of geography upon the development of societies.

Post Keynesian Econometrics, Microeconomics and the Theory of the Firm

Beyond Keynes

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Author: Sheila C. Dow,John Hillard

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 266

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This is the first of two volumes celebrating Keynes's contribution to economics, and the development of post Keynesian economics in recent years. It reinstates the importance of Keynesian economics and its revival since the end of the 1980s, and the book's authoritative chapters are presented by an outstanding group of international contributors. Divided into two parts, this volume concentrates on microeconomics and econometrics. In the first section on microeconomics, the contributors address issues such as the division and co-ordination of knowledge, and innovation, equilibrium and welfare, as well as transactions costs, imperfect competition, trust, and the theory of the firm. the second part focuses on econometrics within a post Keynesian framework and addresses issues such as realism, the use of empirical evidence, and the case of conflict in wage and unemployment determination.

The Evolutionary Foundations of Economics

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Author: Kurt Dopfer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139443234

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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It is widely recognised that mainstream economics has failed to translate micro consistently into macro economics and to provide endogenous explanations for the continual changes in the economic system. Since the early 1980s, a growing number of economists have been trying to provide answers to these two key questions by applying an evolutionary approach. This new departure has yielded a rich literature with enormous variety, but the unifying principles connecting the various ideas and views presented are, as yet, not apparent. This 2005 volume brings together fifteen original articles from scholars - each of whom has made a significant contribution to the field - in their common effort to reconstruct economics as an evolutionary science. Using meso economics as an analytical entity to bridge micro and macro economics as well as static and dynamic realms, a unified economic theory emerges.

Schutzian Phenomenology and Hermeneutic Traditions

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Author: Michael Staudigl,George Berguno

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400760345

Category: Philosophy

Page: 281

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Schutzian Phenomenology and Hermeneutic Traditions links Alfred Schutz to the larger hermeneutic tradition in Continental thought, illuminating the deep affinity between Schutzian phenomenology and hermeneutics. The essays collected here explore a broad spectrum of Schutzian themes and concerns, from Schutz’s concrete affinities to hermeneutic traditions, his interpretationism and the pragmatist nature of Schutz’s thought, to questions concerning the role of the media and music in our understanding of the life-world and intersubjectivity. The essays go on to explore the practical applicability of Schutz’s thoughts on questions regarding economics, literature, ethics and the limits of human understanding. Given its emphasis on the application of Schutzian ideas and concepts, this book willbe of special interest to a wide range of readers in the social sciences and humanities, who are interested in the application of phenomenology to social, political, and cultural phenomena.

Justice and Its Surroundings

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Author: Anthony De Jasay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 321

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Author of The State, Anthony de Jasay, has been described as one of the few genuinely original minds in modern political philosophy. He breaks new ground with Justice and Its Surroundings - a new collection of trenchant essays that seek to redefine the concept of justice and to highlight the frontier between it and the surrounding issues that encroach upon it and are mistakenly associated with it. Justice and Its Surroundings discusses rival notions which treat justice 'as something else' -- as fairness, equality, or moral intuition. Jasay states, "Theories of justice inspired by the idea that its function is to rectify the way of the world by redistributing the good and bad things that happen to make up people's lots tend to be intellectually weak and vulnerable to the weapon of logic." Jasay's chosen mission is to promote clear reasoning rather than plead for a good cause. This straightforward and terse book analyzes the roles of collective choice, redistribution, and socialism and the claims that would enlist justice in their service. The issue of whether state authority is necessary, convenient, or neither, and the primacy of convention and contract are among the pivotal questions Jasay poses. Essays are divided into 5 categories: The Needless State, Redistribution, Justice, Socialism and Freedom. Features an introduction and index.