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Human Action Seminar

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We will meet to discuss Ludwig von Mises' Human Action: A Treatise on Economics.

Human Action: A Treatise on Economics (HTML, PDF, Amazon) is a work by the Austrian economist and philosopher Ludwig von Mises. Widely considered Mises' magnum opus, it presents the case for laissez-faire capitalism based on praxeology, or rational investigation of human decision-making. It rejects positivism within economics. It defends an a priori epistemology and underpins praxeology with a foundation of methodological individualism and speculative laws of apodictic certainty. Mises argues that the free-market economy not only outdistances any government-planned system, but ultimately serves as the foundation of civilization itself. [Wikipedia]

Location will probably be in a residence in San Jose.

The format will probably be to meet once a month for about 10 months.  Each session will be about 1.5 - 2 hours long, and possibly folks will go out to dinner or drinks afterwards for lighter discussion.  The meetings will be after all have had time to read 50-100 pages, noted beforehand, and discussions will be led by a knowledgeable person.  This will be a group discussion, NOT a lecture group.  Participation will be crucial for the success of the group as well as the learning for each participant.

The proceedings may be shared live via Google Hangouts (and possibly saved and posted on-line later) for the participants who live/work too far away but still want to take part.

Please let us know if you have any interest.

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