Hermeneutics and phenomenology in the social sciences: lessons from the Austrian School of Economics case

The Review of Austrian Economics (forthcoming)
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We study a case that applies hermeneutics to social sciences, in particular to the Austrian School of economics. We argue that an inaccurate treatment of hermeneutics contributed to an epistemological downgrade of the Austrian School in the economic scientific community. We discuss hoe this shortcoming can be fixed and how a proper hermeneutic application to the Austrian school explains why this school of thought is neither positivist nor postmodern.



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Agustina Borella
Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) (PhD)

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