Niloufar Shahlaei

Topics: Scientific method, Austrian School, Science Pages: 15 (5367 words) Published: June 22, 2013
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Apriorism (Assignment # 6)
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Submitted to
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Professor Juan Carlos Cachanosky
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By
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Niloufar Shahlaeinamini
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Research Methodology
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DBA program
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SMC University
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June 24, 2011
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Working from within the Austrian paradigm, in 1912 Mises is the first one who apply marginal utility theory to money itself and his first major work is in The Theory of Money and Credit. He caused one of economics’ most contentious and clear debates a few years after his claim that central planning, regardless of its unfavorable on other fields, it was impossible to do successfully. Holding to this claim and being a certain and inflexible proponent of classical liberalism ruined Mises academic reputation for mention of his life.

The Problem of Quantitative Definiteness
Lab tests and observation of external phenomena help to natural science to proceed by measurement and explain the knowledge. Nowadays, everybody know that the measurement are approximate and they are not precise full sense and completely correct. On the other hand, Heisenberg frame shows that some relationship exists and people cannot measure them. Also in the human action`s territory you cannot find any fix relationship between factors, so there is no measurement and quantification possible. All measurable magnitudes that human action sciences face with quantities of the environment that people live there. They are historical fact; such as, economic facts or military history, and you can distinguish from the problems of theoretical science of action also especially its most expanded part that economics deals with. Some people who believe that the science of human action must ape the technique of the natural sciences try to describe economics they think that economics should imitate chemistry it means progressed from a qualitative to a quantitative state. Their slogan is the positivism principle and they said science is measurement. They try by comparing natural science, correlations and functions computing the arithmetical relations between different data and determine them. They cannot find that in the human action field statistics is most of the time history also the definition of correlation and function just can explain what happened at instant time in definite geographical area as a result of the actions of a definite number of people. Furthermore, as a method of economic analysis econometrics is not a professional way and it does not able to help to describe the problems of economic reality. Certain Knowledge

Radical empiricism does not accept this idea that certain knowledge concerning the situation of the world is accessible for people. It notices the previous categories of mathematics and logic as a hypothesis or conventions and it is free to choose convenience to achieve different kinds of knowledge that people can reach to that and all these cannot supply any data about state of reality. Now we want to know how things "really" may appear when looked from the outlook of a superhuman intelligence. It is completely different from human mind. However, this doubt does not refer to praxeological knowledge. Praxeology starts from previous category and proceeds by deductive...

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