Sunday, October 24, 2010

David Hume: Begetter of the "Most Exquisite Outcome" of the Enlightenment

To get an idea how important an economist David Hume was in the judgment of Ludwig von Mises, note that Mises regarded British Political Economy as "the most exquisite outcome of the philosophy of the Enlightenment"and that, according to Mises, Hume was "the founder of British Political Economy"2

1The Historical Setting of the Austrian School of Economics

2Money, Method, and the Market Process, Chapter 5

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