By Colin Renfrew, J. Malcolm Wagstaff

ISBN-10: 0521237858

ISBN-13: 9780521237857

A compilation of essays concerning the archaeology and background of Melos, from the Stone Age to fashionable occasions.

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The earmark of a genuine discovery is that it reveals the existence of something concerning which one had not been merely ignorant, but in fact utterly ignorant (in the sense that one was not even aware of one’s ignorance). All kinds of discovery essentially create something genuinely new, something simply not present (as far as human knowledge up until now could fathom) in the pie of available inputs and outputs given just prior to the moment of discovery. The making of a genuine discovery is not an act of deliberate production (in this it differs also from a successful deliberate search).

8). For a link between Friedrich Hayek’s macroeconomics and the Austrian microeconomics set forth in this chapter, see Schmidtchen and Utzig (1989). 2. For an authoritative, encyclopedia-style set of surveys of modern Austrian economics, see Boettke (1994). 3. For discussions of Austrian subjectivism (and also on its influence on other schools of economic thought) see Coats (1983), Wiseman (1983, 1985), O’Driscoll and Rizzo (1985, ch. 2), Buchanan (1982), Lachmann (1982). 4. For general surveys of the history of the Austrian tradition, see Hayek (1968), Vaughn (1994), Kirzner (1992).

129), exogenous changes are continually frustrating any tendencies toward eventual equilibration. The brief remarks in this section concerning debates within the “Austrian camp” should help dispel any illusion (possibly created by this chapter) that the entrepreneurial discovery approach is seen as a cut-and-dried, completed body of Austrian doctrine. Most “Austrians” see this approach as an important but still debated development in work still in progress. They see it as inviting further exploration and application to such areas as: law and economics (see, for example, Rizzo, 1979), the interface between Austrian and mainstream neoclassical paradigms, and the evaluation of mainstream neoclassical attempts to confront the kinds of concerns which have motivated Austrian economics.

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