Philosophers of Capitalism

Philosophers of Capitalism : Menger, Mises, Rand, and Beyond

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Philosophers of Capitalism provides an interdisciplinary approach, attempting to discover the feasibility of an integration of Austrian Economics and Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism. Edward W. Younkins supplies essays presenting the essential ideas of Carl Menger, Ludwig von Mises, and Ayn Rand, as well as scholarly essays discussing the theorists and the interaction of their theories.
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  • Hardback | 376 pages
  • 160 x 231.1 x 27.9mm | 612.36g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739110764
  • 9780739110768

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Essential Ideas Chapter 3 Carl Menger's Austrian Aristotelianism Chapter 4 Misesian Praxeology as the Path to Progress Chapter 5 Ayn Rand's Philosophy for Living on Earth Part 6 Scholarly Perspectives Chapter 7 The Methodological Debate Between Carl Menger and the German Historicists Chapter 8 Truth in Economic Subjectivism Chapter 9 Ludwig von Mises and the Paradigm for our Age Chapter 10 Ludwig von Mises and the Austrian School of Economics Chapter 11 Rand on Obligation and Value Chapter 12 The Growing Industry in Ayn Rand Scholarship Chapter 13 Aristotle, Menger, Mises: An Essay in the Metaphysics of Economics Chapter 14 The Libertarian Minimal State? A Critique of the Views of Nozick, Levin, and Rand Chapter 15 Austrian "Subjectivism" vs. Objectivism Chapter 16 Reappraising Austrian Economics' Basic Tenets in the Light of Aristotelian Ideas Chapter 17 Praxeology, Economics, and Law: Issues and Implications Chapter 18 Reason in Economics versus Ethics Part 19 The Future Chapter 20 Toward the Development of a Paradigm for a Free Society
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In his thought-provoking follow-up to Capitalism and Commerce, Edward Younkins makes a compelling case that the Austrian value-free defense of capitalism and the moral arguments of Aristotle and Ayn Rand are compatible and complimentary. He shows persuasively that the study of human action and of its grounding in natural law will reveal the intimate connection between economic and moral principles. -- Martin Masse, Publisher, Le Quebecois Libre Edward Younkins understands that the Objectivist philosophy, with its Aristotelian roots, is consistent with the Austrian economics that provide the best understanding of free market: indeed, one cannot have the one without the other. This book magnificently establishes the link between economics and morality. -- Edward Hudgins, Executive Director, The Objectivist Center Only those who have a broad understanding of the social order can make consistent and knowledgeable judgments about the appropriateness of individual policy offerings. Philosophers of Capitalism provides a broad understanding and is an important work that everyone should have close at hand. -- Gary Wolfram, George Munsen Professor of Political Economy, Hillsdale College Who says that capitalism has no poets? This collection arrives to prove that the history of ideas in our time is filled with wonderful celebrations of the free market. No intellectual task is more urgent than to explain the economic basis of civilization itself, a task which Philosophers of Capitalism accomplishes magnificently. -- Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr., President, Ludwig von Mises Institute
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About Edward W. Younkins

Edward W. Younkins is Professor of Accountancy and Business Administration in the Department of Business at Wheeling Jesuit University.
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