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Philosophical Origins of Austrian Economics, The

Philosophical Origins of Austrian Economics, The

An extraordinary philosopher and writer, Gordon explores the philosophical milieu that led to the marginal revolution and the development of the Austrian School. He contrasts this with the positivism and historicism of the dominant part of the profession. Recommended by Barry Smith as a useful and clearly written study of the philosophical origins of Menger's theorizing in economics.

This text is divided into a primary essay which addresses the subject matter indicated by the title, and an extensive bibliographical essay which is sure to inspire and assist further inquiry. This short work is set in a large, easy to read typeface that makes it a particularly good selection for those whose eyesight that may not be what it once was.

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   Auburn, AL:  Ludwig von Mises Institute, 1996

Updated 5/15/2010