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  • Abstraction and time in economics

    the following concerns a problem I'm working on for a course I am taking. The basic question is whether the idea of non-precisive abstractions is still useful when we apply it to events over time in the form of counterfactual comparison. The main reason that it may not be useful would be that it...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Koen Swinkels on Thu, Sep 25 2008
  • Is abstraction necessarily a human action?

    Is abstraction necessarily purposeful behavior? Alfred Korzybski (General Semantics) takes the view that the process by which any organism's nervous system produces a sense perception of the "outside world" is abstraction. The abstraction is a neurological consequence of the limiting physiological...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by jpg on Mon, Aug 4 2008
  • Re: help me design a self-study course in Austrian economics

    i have recently designed the following course for my own use: rigourous introductory study centers around rothbard's 'man, economy, and state', via robert murphy's accompanying study guide as an auxillary map, and with mises' 'human action', 'theory of money and credit'...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by misesstudent on Wed, Oct 31 2007
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