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.

Gene Callahan is currently completing a Ph.D. dissertation at Cardiff University.
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Other Independent Review articles by Gene Callahan
Winter 2008/09 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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