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13 October 2009
Human Action Comics #3: Marginal Theory of Value
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12 October 2009
Human Action Comics #2: Subjective Theory of Value
Check it out ; Karl Marx makes a cameo. Read More...
11 October 2009
Human Action Comics #1: The Basics
Introducing... Issue #1 covers the basics. Read More...
05 September 2009
On Refinement and Self-Restraint
There's a monkey in the jungle Watching a vapour trail Caught up in the conflict Between his brain and his tail -Gorillaz A most common conceit among philosophers is the idea that their motivations are fundamentally different from those of the common man. They draw a sharp distinction between the... Read More...
26 August 2009
How Ends Contend
I claim that the ultimate goals of humans are products of feeling and not reason. However, Roderick Long, as a eudaimonist, claims that what the teleological philosopher usually thinks of as ultimate goals are really penultimate goals (although he doesn't use that term) which serve as means to the... Read More...
15 August 2009
Action, Goals, and Goods
(This post is an attempt to formulate praxeological fundamentals according to how they make sense to me.) An action is an embarkation of a behavior for the achievement of a goal 1 which executes a deliberate choice 2 among potential behaviors. A goal is a possible future situation that is perceived as... Read More...
19 June 2009
On Techniques
An essential characteristic of man is that he acts. Action is purposeful behavior, that is the behavior of rationally utilizing means for an ends. We call means that have material embodiment “technology.” We call means that do not have material embodiment “techniques”. Mankind... Read More...