Austrian Economics (Routledge Revivals): Historical and Philosophical Background

1st Edition

Wolfgang Grassl, Barry Smith

Routledge
Published July 1, 2011
Reference - 250 Pages
ISBN 9780415615006 - CAT# Y115424

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Summary

First published in 1986, this book presents a reissue of the first detailed confrontation between the Austrian school of economics and Austrian philosophy, especially the philosophy of the Brentano school. It contains a study of the roots of Austrian economics in the liberal political theory of the nineteenth-century Hapsburg empire, and a study of the relations between the general theory of value underlying Austrian economics and the new economic approach to human behaviour propounded by Gary Becker and others in Chicago.  In addition, it considers the connections between Austrian methodology and contemporary debates in the philosophy of the social sciences.

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