Theory and History
|Theory and History: An Interpretation of Social and Economic Evolution|
Ludwig von Mises|
Murray N. Rothbard
|Subject(s)||Methodology, History, Economics|
|Publisher||Yale University Press|
Theory and History: An Interpretation of Social and Economic Evolution is a treatise by Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises. The text analyzes the idea of methodological dualism: one approach to the hard sciences and another for the social sciences. He defends the epistemological status of economic proposition.
The most extended analysis offered is of those who want to claim that there is more than one logical structure by which humans think about reality. The problems of determinism and free will are investigated and philosophy of history and historical research are presented. Overall, the work is considered a lucid defense of the fundamental Misesian approach to social philosophy.
- Articles, essays and reviews
- AEN: "Theory and History" (PDF) review by Murray N. Rothbard, Fall 1984
- "Theory and History (a seminar)" by David J. Heinrich, July 2004 (notes)
- "The Distinction between Theory and History" by Murray N. Rothbard, 1977 (Review of Unemployment in History: Economic Thought and Public Policy By John A. Garraty)
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