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|Title: ||Freedom Within Reason: from Axioms to Marxian Praxis|
|Authors: ||Varoufakis, Yanis|
|Issue Date: ||Aug-1991|
|Publisher: ||Department of Economics|
|Series/Report no.: ||163|
|Abstract: ||This paper examines the theoretical implications of the a priori definitions of rationality and freedom which permeate orthodox economics in particular and the liberal discourse in general. Based on Hegelian critique of ahistoric approaches to the meaning of Liberty and Reason, it focuses on the insurmountable problems that a priorism inflicts upon game theory, contractarian theories of justice and Rational Choice Marxism. It considers the postmodern critique and the method of deconstruction but concludes that the meaning we seek is best gleaned through Marx's conception of praxis.|
|Type of Work: ||Working Paper|
|Appears in Collections:||Working Papers - Economics|
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