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What Austrian Scholars Should Know About Logic (Any Why)

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Volume 8, No. 3 (Fall 2005)

 

Why is logic, usually thought of as a branch of philosophy, important to Austrian scholars, most of whom are economists and not philosophers? The aim of this paper is to sketch a number of reasons and draw some conclusions. It is worth observing, first, that David Gordon’s An Introduction to Economic Reasoning , possibly the only economics text written from an Austrian-School point of view, begins with a brief discussion of deductive logic as the primary tool of economics.

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Yates, Steven. "What Austrian Scholars Should Know About Logic (Any Why)." The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics 8, No. 3 (Fall 2005): 39–57.