During the New Year's Eve I've finished the conspectus of
Turner, Stephen Park & Turner, Jonathan H. (1990). The Impossible Science: An Institutional Analysis of American Sociology. Sage Publications. (Amazon Link)
It was quite a wonderful guide through the history of American social science, not through the ideas, though, but through the hierarchies, organisations, and so on.
The New Year holidays were thus spent on getting all the scientists of interests catalogued within my Obsidian.md second brain (and all their works downloaded and stored just in case).
Now I feel that I am capable of returning to the good old ‘Human Action’ by Ludwig von Mises.
During the introduction, Mises makes a note that the first use of the term Praxeology occurred first in a work by Alfred Espinas, who had been a positivist before becoming a realist.
So, I translated the part being referred to: Alfred Espinas. Les Origines de la Technologie. // Revue Philosophique de la France et de l'Étranger. T. 30 (Julliet à December 1890). p. 114-116; I think I'll translate the whole article later, it is rather interesting from what I've skimmed through.
Dive into the definition
I have finally got my hands on the ‘Human Action’ by Ludwig von Mises in paper, so it is finally time to make a great summary of it in about a month's time.
Since my main focus in the research is related to the critique of the modern ‘Sociology’, I am going to read this foundational writing in a rather unorthodox manner.
For me, the critique of the historical and economic sciences unfolded by Mises is much more important than his critique of socialism.
Take a look at the chart