Jens van 't Klooster

Affiliation: 

University of Antwerp

Carl Menger and the proper subject-matter of economic science

The paper discusses Carl Menger's different arguments in his Grunds├Ątze (1971) and Untersuchungen (1883) to motivate his conception of the proper subject-matter of economic science. As a discussion of both texts will show, Menger consistently uses arguments that are not suitable to establish conclusions with regard to this topic.