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The Principle of Methodological Singularism

December 14, 2010

“No less than from the action of an individual praxeology begins its investigations from the individual action. It does not deal in vague terms with human action in general, but with concrete action which a definite man has performed at a definite date and at a definite place. But, of course, it does not concern itself with the accidental and environmental features of this action and with what distinguishes it from all other actions, but only with what is necessary and universal in its performance.”

— Ludwig von Mises, Human Action, Chapter II, 5. The Principle of Methodological Singularism, p. 44

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