A Praxeological Approach to Intentional Action

Alan G. Futerman, Walter E. Block
  • Studia Humana, January 2017, De Gruyter
  • DOI: 10.1515/sh-2017-0024

A Praxeological Approach to Intentional Action

What is it about?

The concept of Intentional Action is at the core of Praxeology, as developed by the Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises. Under this unique approach, defined as the science of human action and designed to study the field of the deductive system starting from the desired one. From this axiom, the al features and implications of human action; such as value, scale of value, scarcity, abundance, profit, loss, uncertainty and causality, among others. This paper intends to present the praxeological perspective on intentional action and its epistemological implications; it also attempts to answer objections to this thesis.

Why is it important?

It explains the concept of intentional action from the perspective of Praxeology, thereby clarifying its implications.

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The following have contributed to this page: Walter Block and Alan Futerman