Oakeshott and Mises on Understanding Human Action
By Gene Callahan
This article appeared in the Fall 2005 issue of The Independent Review


Despite their numerous differences, British political theorist Michael Oakeshott and Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises held remarkably similar views on the nature of the social sciences. Comparing their presuppositions may help us uncover a common ground for theorizing about human action as well as illuminate their ideas from a new vantage point.

Other Independent Review articles by Gene Callahan
    Winter 2009   The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies
    Summer 2008   Economic Analysis, Moral Philosophy, and Public Policy
    Fall 2005   Michael Oakeshott: An Introduction
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