3.7, Choice and Action

We cannot understand action without understanding it as chosen by the agent. We cannot understand the choice as a choice about what to do or not do which involves an end and the allocation of means. Those ends and means have been preferred above all others relative to the agent. And so, once whatever amount …

On mystics and seers

From von Mises in A Treatise on Economics: Human Action: “It is useless to argue with mystics and seers.” Some are able, succinctly, to say much. The density of an expression is correlated with its weight. This judgment is jam packed. It speaks to the relation between science and religion, between the poet and prophet …