Human Action Conference

The Challenge of Praxeological Realism

Jörg Guido Hülsmann

“Like most of us in this room, I have never met Ludwig von Mises in person. I first encountered his ideas some 20 years after his passing. In what follows, I will first describe this encounter. And then I will zoom in on his book, Human Action, and explain why it embodies the research paradigm of praxeological realism and also what the challenges related to it are.”

Presented at the 2024 Human Action Conference on Saturday, 18 May 2024, at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama.