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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.


(Philosophy) (esp in some schools of economic theory)the deductive study of human action


(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.

praxeology, praxiology

the study of human behavior and conduct. — praxeological, adj.
See also: Behavior
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And all these statements implied in the regression theorem are enounced apodictically as implied in the apriorism of praxeology.
3) Thus, Lewis and Runde (2007) state: "Lachmann re-defines praxeology, which Mises understood to be the study of how people use means to achieve given ends, as the study of how people devise and act upon plans to use means to achieve (imagined) ends" (Lewis and Runde, 2007, p.
Understanding the influence of culture on management decisions in international markets requires more than mere praxeology.
To radiography the universe of communication we have identified a network of 16 axes: communication ontology, communication epistemology, communication methodology, communication axiology, communication history, communication psychology, communication sociology, communication anthropology, communication hermeneutics, communication praxeology, communication ethics, communication logics, communication ecology, communication philosophy, communication law, health communication.
However, in the offensive (defensive) activities, from the point of view of praxeology, we have to deal with both the positive and negative cooperation (warfare) if we pursue cooperation (positive cooperation) between entities belonging to the same or another area of security.
Earlier Ludwig von Mises developed his system of praxeology based on what he deemed to be a logical--"a priori"--analysis of human action, from which he then proceeded to establish the conditions of a human economy.
Among their topics are the current re-evaluation of religion and Luhmann's concept of risk, the search for equivalents of religion and the challenge of theorizing a global discourse of religion, towards a praxeology of religious life, exploring the spread of marketization discourse in the Nordic Folk Church context, discursive constructions of religion in the work of United Nations Special Rapporteurs on the freedom of religion or belief, and the complex discursivity of religion.
Reexamining the importance of this project, this study argues for two basic theses: (1) Professor Lavoie's appropriation of the German philosopher Hans-Georg Gadamer remains a robust philosophical framework for the Austrian science of praxeology; and (2) the Austrian critiques of his hermeneutical project ironically adopt the same epistemic presuppositions that have historically marginalized the distinctively Austrian methodology of praxeology.
Instead of describing processes of praxis, critics have sought a psychological praxeology by which, in the words of Gunnar Skirbekk, author of Praxeology, "human activities are interwoven with their agents and with the things at which they are directed within our everyday world" (1983, 9).
Praxeological stream was determined by the possibility of using the achievements of praxeology, in particular with regard to determining of the conditions for the most efficient functioning of teams.
For the masters in collective health, this anniversary implies maintaining an inescapable task in three spheres of intellectual work: epistemology, methodology, and praxeology.