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No 849: L'a priori et l'a posteriori en Economie

Philippe MONGIN ()

Abstract: A previous article investigated the semantic distinction between the analytical and the synthetic, and applied it to microeconomics; in the present one, the fundamental propositions of this field come to terms with the epistemological distinction between the a priori and the a posteriori (or empirical), while an attempt is made to systematize the four concepts.

Keywords: A priori; a posteriori; empirical; synthetic a priori; empirism; apriorism; Kant; von Mises; law of diminishing returns; convexity; additivity; theory of producer

JEL-codes: B21; B41; D20

64 pages, July 1, 2006

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