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also prax·i·ol·o·gy  (prăk′sē-ŏl′ə-jē)
The study of human conduct.

prax′e·o·log′i·cal (-ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
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(Philosophy) (esp in some schools of economic theory)the deductive study of human action
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(ˌpræk siˈɒl ə dʒi)

the study of human conduct.
[1900–05; < Greek prāxe- (taken as s. of prâxis praxis) + -o- + -logy; perhaps via. French praxéologie]
prax`e•o•log′i•cal (-əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
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praxeology, praxiology

the study of human behavior and conduct. — praxeological, adj.
See also: Behavior
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Hulsmann makes it interesting and easy, and you will learn about praxeology (or catallactics), the science of human action.
It requires a theory of both ontology and action, or what Rasmussen calls a "praxeology." (3)
One of his faithful students wrote: "The Fundamental praxeological axiom is that individual human beings act." To Rothbard (1970, 65) "Praxeology asserts the action axiom as true, and from this (together with a few empirical axioms--such as the existence of a variety of resources and individuals) are deduced, by the rules of logical inference, all the propositions of economics, each one of which is verbal and meaningful." So, for Rothbard (1951, 943), "This axiom of action is indisputable and important truth, and must form the basis for social theory." Although this is a broad definition, it has been narrowed in several ways in current popular applications to economics.
Wacquant, Toward a Social Praxeology: The Structure and Logic of Bourdieu's Sociology, in AN INVITATION TO REFLEXIVE SOCIOLOGY 14 (1992).
Capozzi, using the theoretical concepts of praxeology and praxeologism, analyses reality, the be and the ought-to-be of human rights, in its historical and institutional perspectives, and as a product of the circulation of the three spheres of the ek-stasi of doing.
Is it a category of specific facts or a praxeology of goal-oriented action?
And because appraisal methodology is a praxeology, this gap undermines the validity of the appraisal method, the cost approach, and related value estimates.
The broader purpose of the article is to contribute to the development of a methodology for juridical analysis of the type called for by Nicola Lacey in her critical essay on the role of intention in criminal law.(1) Although Lacey does not use the term as such in her article, we take her exhortation to be a call for the further conceptualization and development of "legal praxeology," which is presented as a constructive form of Critical Legal Studies.(2)
The first question is about ontology, the second about epistemology, and the third about praxeology (Tsoukas 1944a:4; Tsoukas and Demetrios 1996).
(1992), `Toward a Social Praxeology: The Structure and Logic of Bourdieu's Sociology', in P.
Wacquant, "Toward a Social Praxeology: The Structure and Logic of Bourdieu's Sociology," An Invitation to Reflexive Sociology, eds.