The Rights of Man and Natural Law

  title={The Rights of Man and Natural Law},
  author={Frank Hyneman Knight},
  pages={124 - 145}
  • F. Knight
  • Published 1 January 1944
  • Philosophy
  • Ethics
A A student of theoretical economics the writer constantly faces problems of "methodology," of the concepts and presuppositions involved in generalized description and interpretation of social phenomena, where motivation of behavior cannot be ignored. This discipline also stands in a peculiarly close connection with the problems of social action-i.e., of the procedure by which a human group acts as a unit-and the meaning of group objectives. All these are essentially philosophical rather than… 
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  • D. Dobbs
  • Philosophy
    The Journal of Politics
  • 1994
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Realism and relevance in the economics of a free society: the Knight–Hutchison debate
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Exploring Universal Rights: A Symposium
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Knight’s Challenge (to Hayek): Spontaneous Order Is Not Enough for Governing a Liberal Society
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