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Affective Introspection

‘The dimension of feeling..’

- Frans Veldman (‘The dimension of feeling..’ - ‘The Myth of Efficiency’)

‘..economics .. the subjectivist, dynamic..’

‘..economics .. the subjectivist, dynamic, and libertarian tradition on which, two-hundred-and-fifty years later, Carl Menger and his followers would place so much importance..’

- Jesús Huerta de Soto [1] (Context)

‘..the intuitive capacity of our senses for pattern recognition .. is still limited..’

‘Many such regularities of nature are recognized ‘intuitively’ by our senses .. our senses show us new patterns, this causes surprise and questioning. To such curiosity we owe the beginning of science.

Marvelous, however, as the intuitive capacity of our senses for pattern recognition is, it is still limited..’

- Hayek, The Theory of Complex Phemomena (pdf) (Context)

‘Haptonomy demonstrates that faculties every human being should possess are nowadays more and more under-developed..’

‘Haptonomy demonstrates that faculties every human being should possess are nowadays more and more under-developed, they lie fallow, or are atrophied, if not totally absent. However, these faculties are of fundamental interest for contacts, interactions and human relationships. It is the absence of affective confirmation which hinders their development.’

- Frans Veldman, Confirming Affectivity, the Dawn of Human Life

‘..manifestations of rationalization..’

‘..One of the main tasks of historical analysis is to study the various manifestations of rationalization..’

- Ludwig von Mises [2]

‘..debt..’

‘..the “group” .. debt..’

- Frans Veldman, ((Dutch) Levenslust en Levenskunst, page(s) 314, 315)

‘Few understand the deflationary impacts .. or the stress..’

‘Few understand the deflationary impacts of the entire gamut of trends that is playing out, or the stress these trends place on families.

- Mike Shedlock [3] (Context)

‘..lack of affective confirmation..’

‘Nowadays a progressive lack of affective confirmation can be observed.’

- Frans Veldman [4] (A State of Security)

‘..ethical means of action..’

‘..praxeology .. ethical means of action..’

- Adam Knott

Context

Ethical Affective Ambiance in the Electric Universe - Production of Money, Prices and Market

Haptonomy, The Art of Being Human

Notes

[1] ‘..Most of them [these Spanish intellectual forerunners of the Austrian School of economics] were scholastics teaching morals and theology at the University of Salamanca, in the medieval Spanish city located 150 miles northwest of Madrid, close to the border of Spain with Portugal. These scholastics, mainly Dominicans and Jesuits, articulated the subjectivist, dynamic, and libertarian tradition on which, two-hundred-and-fifty years later, Carl Menger and his followers would place so much importance..’

- Jesús Huerta de Soto, Biography of Juan de Mariana: The Influence of the Spanish Scholastics (1536-1624)

[2] ‘Precisely because rationalization is a type of behavior common to many, people are watchful and even often suspect it where it is absent. Some are always ready to unmask their neighbors’ sly attempts to bolster their own self-respect. The most cleverly constructed legends of rationalization cannot in the long run withstand the repeated attacks of debunkers.

It is quite another thing with rationalization developed for the benefit of social groups. That can thrive luxuriantly because it encounters no criticism from the members of the group and because the criticism of outsiders is dismissed as obviously biased. One of the main tasks of historical analysis is to study the various manifestations of rationalization in all fields of political ideologies.’

- Ludwig von Mises, Theory and History, Chapter 12, page 282

[3] ‘Few understand the role of credit and debt when it comes to debt-deflation demand for dollars.’

- Mike “Mish” Shedlock (..US Dollar.., May 05, 2011)

[4] ‘In the decades after 1900 there is a significant shift..’

- Frans Veldman (Dutch: ‘In de decennia na 1900 valt een belangrijke verschuiving waar te nemen..’ - ((Dutch) Levenslust en Levenskunst, blz. 257)