The English Historical School

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It would be hard to imagine that the land which gave the world the inductive and empirical methods of Bacon and Macaulay should suddenly allow abstract theoretical constructions of Classical Political Economists such as Adam Smith, David Ricardo and John Stuart Mill reign unchallenged throughout Britain. Indeed, from the very start, empiricist opposition to Classical theory was mustered throughout Britain - culminating, then, in the "English Historical School", akin but not identical to its German and French counterparts.

Early English Historicists

The English Historical School


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