Merchant Vessels of the United States

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Merchant marine

Page: N.A

View: 3086

From 1894/95-1935/36, pt.6 of each volume is issued separately, with titles, 1894/95-1902/03: Code list of merchant vessels of the United States; 1903/04-1935/36: Seagoing vessels of the United States.

Agency and Causal Explanation in Economics

Author: Peter Róna,László Zsolnai

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 303026114X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 171

View: 6038

This open access book provides an exploration of the consequences of the ontological differences between natural and social objects (sometimes described as objects of nature and objects of thought) in the workings of causal and agency relationships. One of its important and possibly original conclusions is that causal and agency relationships do not encompass all of the dependent relationships encountered in social life. The idea that social reality is contingent has been known (and largely undisputed) at least since Wittgenstein’s “On Certainty”, but social science, and most notably economics has continued to operate on the basis of causal and agency theories borrowed or adapted from the natural sciences. This volume contains essays that retain and justify the partial or qualified use of this approach and essays that totally reject any use of causal and agency theory built on determined facts (closed systems).The rejection is based on the possibly original claim that, whereas causation in the objects of the natural sciences reside in their properties, human action is a matter of intentionality. It engages with critical realist theory and re-examines the role of free will in theories of human action in general and economic theory in particular.

Neither Slave nor Free

Author: David W. Cohen,Jack P. Greene

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421441187

Category: Social Science

Page: 357

View: 6353

The task was to canvass current knowledge and pinpoint areas of needed research regarding two topics: first, the experience of the free colored as a measure of the character of slavery and race relations; second, the fundamental roles of this group in the evolution of the respective societies."—American Historical Review

Runaway Slaves

Author: John Hope Franklin,Loren Schweninger

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780195084511

Category: History

Page: 455

View: 1594

Presents details about plantation life before the Civil War when slaves frequently rebelled against their masters and escaped