Rare First Edition of Von Mises' Grundprobleme der Nationalökonomie
Grundprobleme der Nationalökonomie.
von Mises, Ludwig.$2,800.00
Item Number: 75018
Jena: Verlag von Gustav Fischer, 1933.
First edition of the early work by von Mises, later translated into English as Epistemological Problems of Economics. Octavo, bound in full morocco, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panel, marbled endpapers. In fine condition.
Epistemological Problems of Economics was original published in 1933, a period when the social sciences and economic policy were undergoing upheaval. The classical view of economics as a deductive science, along with the laissez-faire policies implied by that view, were being displaced by positivism and economic planning. Mises set out to put the classical view on a firmer foundation. In so doing, he examines a range of philosophical problems associated with economics. Mises goes further to delineate the scope of the general science of human action.