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(Praxeology) 'Peaceful social coexistence .. a science of ethical actions..' - Adam Knott

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'The most important aspects are the conception that praxeology extends beyond economics proper, that there are ethical means of action, and that in action, some things are striven for which in principle cannot be attained, so that striving for them impacts the happiness of the individual actor.'

- Adam Knott, Praxeology


'Peaceful social coexistence results not from intervention acts justly applied, but from the advance of science as it influences people’s decisions concerning their conduct.'

'..The absence of praxeological knowledge in the ethical realm of action is related to the pervasiveness and persistence of objective moral or ethical theories (justificatory rationales) in the ethical realm of action.

Conclusion

Ludwig von Mises, in advocating a formal-logical science comprehending all forms of human action, laid the foundations of a science of ethical actions, actions that one individual directs toward another. By referring to praxeological or exact knowledge, individuals learn which of their actions are harmful to their own self-interest. As they begin to abstain from actions they once believed entailed no necessary consequences as a means to improve their own well-being, others in society experience these abstentions as a lessening of the occurrence of harmful social actions. Peaceful social coexistence results not from intervention acts justly applied, but from the advance of science as it influences people’s decisions concerning their conduct.

Libertarian society is essentially the society of nonintervention. A precondition for nonintervention is the advance of praxeological knowledge teaching people which acts to abstain from of their own volition. Laying the foundation of praxeological knowledge in both the economic and ethical realms of human action was the life work of Ludwig von Mises.'

- Adam Knott, Ludwig von Mises and the Rational Basis for a Science of Ethical Actions (pdf,) page 16


Context

'..deontology and ethics should have a preponderant place..'

In The Electric Universe a Future of Peace and Love