Theory and History (häftad)
Fler böcker inom
Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
275
Utgivningsdatum
2005-08-01
Förlag
Liberty Fund Inc
Medarbetare
Greaves, Bettina Bien (red.)
Illustrationer
illus
Dimensioner
228 x 152 x 18 mm
Vikt
440 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780865975699

Theory and History

An Interpretation of Social and Economic Evolution

Häftad, Engelska, 2005-08-01
146 kr
Skickas inom 2-5 vardagar.
Fri frakt inom Sverige för privatpersoner.
Finns även som
Visa alla 1 format & utgåvor
Ludwig von Mises was the leading exponent of the Austrian School of economics throughout most of the twentieth century. He has long been regarded as a most knowledgeable and respected economist, even though his teachings were generally outside the 'mainstream'. "Theory and History" is primarily a critique of Karl Marx, his materialism, and his prediction of the inevitability of socialism. Marx attributes the creation of tools and machines, as well as the economic structure of society, to undefined 'material productive forces'; Mises rejects this materialistic view; he points out that tools and machines are actually created by individuals acting on the basis of non-materialistic ideas.This book discusses the theory of economics, i.e., the study of purposive human action, and with history, the record of the past actions of individuals. All actions are determined by ideas. Thoughts and ideas are 'real things', Mises writes. "Although intangible and immaterial, they are factors in bringing about changes in the realm, of tangible and material things." Rather than rejecting the study of historical change as a 'useless pastime', Mises considers it of the utmost practical importance." History looks backward into the past, but the lesson it teaches concerns things to come." History opens the mind to an understanding of human nature, increases wisdom, and distinguishes civilized man from the barbarian. Moreover, historical knowledge is of the utmost importance in helping to anticipate and plan for the future.Though "Theory and History" may not be studied as often as other, more popular Mises works, it provides great insight into Mises' fundamental thoughts and is a fascinating exploration of human action.
Visa hela texten

Passar bra ihop

  1. Theory and History
  2. +
  3. Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

De som köpt den här boken har ofta också köpt Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial ... av Max Tegmark (inbunden).

Köp båda 2 för 366 kr

Kundrecensioner

Har du läst boken? Sätt ditt betyg »

Bloggat om Theory and History

Övrig information

Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973) earned his doctorate in law and economics from the University of Vienna in 1906. In 1926, Mises founded the Austrian Institute for Business Cycle Research. From 1909 to 1934, he was an economist for the Vienna Chamber of Commerce. Before the Anschluss, in 1934 Mises left for Geneva, where he was a professor at the Graduate Institute of International Studies until 1940, when he emigrated to New York City. From 1948 to 1969, he was a visiting professor at New York University.

Innehållsförteckning

Introduction; Judgements of Value; Knowledge and Value; The Quest for Absolute Values; The Negation of Valuation; Determinism and its Critics; Materialism; Dialectical Materialism; Philosophy of History; The Concept of Historical Individuality; Historicism; The Challenge of Scientism; Psychology and Thymology; Meaning and Use of the Study of History; The Epistemological Features of History; Philosophical Interpretations of History; Present-Day Trends and the Future.