Capitalism and Freedom (40th Anniversary Edition) by Milton Friedman, Rose D. Friedman

By Milton Friedman, Rose D. Friedman

How will we enjoy the promise of presidency whereas averting the possibility it poses to person freedom? during this vintage publication, Milton Friedman offers the definitive assertion of his immensely influential fiscal philosophy—one during which aggressive capitalism serves as either a tool for reaching monetary freedom and an important situation for political freedom. the result's an obtainable textual content that has offered good over part one million copies in English, has been translated into eighteen languages, and indicates each signal of turning into an increasing number of influential as time is going on.

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A s r e f le c t iv e th o u g h t, is p r e d i c a t e d o n th e lin g u is tic r e p r e s e n t a t io n o l b o th o b je c t iv e ly a n d th o u g h t , a n d a s th e fr a m e w ’o r k o f p e r c e p t i o n is s t r u c t u r e d in a c c o r d a n c e w ith th e o b je c t iv e w o r l d , th e m o r e m a t e r i a l a n d m e c h a n iz e d e x i s t e n c e b e c o m e s , th e m o r e it a p p e a r s t o c o n f o r m to o u r e x p e c t a t io n s . O u r a b ilit y t o p e r c e iv e th e w o r l d o b je c t iv e ly is w h a t a ll o w s u s t o t u r n m a t e r i a l o r d e r t o o u r o w n e n d s .

H o w e v e r , r a t h e r th a n c o n t r a d ic t th e a n a ly s is o f n u m b e r in Time arid Free W ill, R u s s e ll i n f a c t c la r ifie s it . T h e d is t in c t io n b e t w e e n th in g s n u m b e r e d a n d th e s e t w h ic h c o r r e s p o n d s to t h e ir n u m b e r i t s e l f r e lie s o n s p a t ia l d is t in c t io n . A s B e r g s o n p o in t s o u t : It is n o t e n o u g h t o sa y th a t n u m b e r is a c o ll e c t io n o l u n it s ; w e m u s t a d d th a t th e s e u n it s a r e id e n t ic a l w it h o n e a n o t h e r , o r a t l e a s t th a t th e y a r e a s s u m e d t o b e id e n t ic a l w h e n th e y a r e c o u n t e d .

Lik e s o f in t u it io n a n d m e t a p h y s ic s c o n tin u e t o b e a s s o c ia t e d w it h m y s t ic is m . T h i s a t t it u d e is p r e v a le n t n ot o n ly w ith in s c ie n c e b u t d o m in a t e s A n g lo - A m e r ic a n p h ilo s o p h y . T h e r e lu c t a n c e to a c k n o w l e d g e a n y th in g b e y o n d d i e lim its o f’ lo g ic a n d r e a s o n c o n tin u e s in th e o n g o in g d is m is s a l o f B e r g s o n i s m , In A n g lo A m e r ic a n p h ilo s o p h ic a l h is t o r y , B e r g s o n ’ s c u r r e n t s t a t u s c a n b e tr a c e d b a c k t o B e r t r a n d R u s s e l l 's p a p e r , e n t it le d ‘ T h e P h ilo s o p h y o f B e r g s o n ', d e liv e r e d t o th e C a m b r i d g e ‘ H e r e t i c s ’ in 1 9 1 2 .

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