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.
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