Big Words – By Ludwig Von Mises

So I’m listening to the audio book of Human Action that I downloaded for free from the Mises Institute’s iTunes University page and came to the realization that I’m dumb.

Therefore, if I have trouble understanding big words, it stands to reason you will be completely lost in a fog of mental retardation if you attempted to read (listen) to his work.

Therefore, I have taken it upon myself to list big words Mises likes to use here and explain them to you.

Ratiocination – the process of reasoning, a reasoned train of thought. (he loves this word)

Temporal – pertaining to or concerned with the present life or this world, or pertaining to time.

Praxiological · praxiology – the study of human conduct (human action).

Concatenation – To connect or link in a series or chain.

Explode – (LOL he uses this constantly, I love it) To show to be false or unreliable.

Apodictic – Necessarily or demonstrably true; incontrovertible.

Aprioristic – belief in, or reliance upon, a priori reasoning, arguments, or principles.

A Priori – argument is one of which “you can see that it is true just lying on your couch. You don’t have to get up off your couch and go outside and examine the way things are in the physical world. You don’t have to do any science.”

Empirical – provable or verifiable by experience or experiment.

Esoteric – understood by or meant for only the select few who have special knowledge or interest.

Equivocate · Equivocations – To avoid making an explicit statement.

Opprobrium – public disgrace or ill fame that follows from conduct considered grossly wrong.

Inductive reasoning – Induction is used to ascribe properties or relations to types based on an observation instance (i.e., on a number of observations or experiences); All ice I have ever touched has been cold.

Abortive – imperfectly formed or developed; tending to cut short.

Tautology · Tautological – Needless repetition; Logic An empty or vacuous statement composed of simpler statements in a fashion that makes it logically true whether the simpler statements are factually true or false; for example, the statement Either it will rain tomorrow or it will not rain tomorrow.

Vicissitude – changes; a change or variation occurring in the course of something.

Actuary · Actuarial – statistician: someone versed in the collection and interpretation of numerical data.

Superfluous – being more than is sufficient or required; excessive.

For a complete list of Mises arcane vocabulary definitions, look here.

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  • byafi

    There is a glossary online called _Mises Made Easier_ by Percy L Greaves, Jr which may help. See http://mises.org/easier/easier.asp .

  • byafi

    There is a glossary online called _Mises Made Easier_ by Percy L Greaves, Jr which may help. See http://mises.org/easier/easier.asp .

  • byafi

    There is a glossary online called _Mises Made Easier_ by Percy L Greaves, Jr which may help. See http://mises.org/easier/easier.asp .

  • byafi

    There is a glossary online called _Mises Made Easier_ by Percy L Greaves, Jr which may help. See http://mises.org/easier/easier.asp .

  • byafi

    There is a glossary online called _Mises Made Easier_ by Percy L Greaves, Jr which may help. See http://mises.org/easier/easier.asp .

  • byafi

    There is a glossary online called _Mises Made Easier_ by Percy L Greaves, Jr which may help. See http://mises.org/easier/easier.asp .

  • byafi

    There is a glossary online called _Mises Made Easier_ by Percy L Greaves, Jr which may help. See http://mises.org/easier/easier.asp .

  • Michael Suede

    sir please.

    you make this too easy on me.

    the purpose of reading Mises is to give myself a headache.

  • Michael Suede

    sir please.

    you make this too easy on me.

    the purpose of reading Mises is to give myself a headache.

  • Michael Suede

    sir please.

    you make this too easy on me.

    the purpose of reading Mises is to give myself a headache.

  • Michael Suede

    sir please.

    you make this too easy on me.

    the purpose of reading Mises is to give myself a headache.

  • Michael Suede

    sir please.

    you make this too easy on me.

    the purpose of reading Mises is to give myself a headache.

  • Michael Suede

    sir please.

    you make this too easy on me.

    the purpose of reading Mises is to give myself a headache.

  • Michael Suede

    sir please.

    you make this too easy on me.

    the purpose of reading Mises is to give myself a headache.

  • MasterD

    Deny what you don’t believe in. As usual, you resort to attacks rather that addressing the substance.

  • MasterD

    Deny what you don’t believe in. As usual, you resort to attacks rather that addressing the substance.

  • MasterD

    Deny what you don’t believe in. As usual, you resort to attacks rather that addressing the substance.

  • MasterD

    Deny what you don’t believe in. As usual, you resort to attacks rather that addressing the substance.

  • MasterD

    Deny what you don’t believe in. As usual, you resort to attacks rather that addressing the substance.

  • MasterD

    Deny what you don’t believe in. As usual, you resort to attacks rather that addressing the substance.

  • MasterD

    Deny what you don’t believe in. As usual, you resort to attacks rather that addressing the substance.

  • Tony Ryals

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    March 5, 2010 at 8:56 pm
    All I know is that aside from alledged Pentagon shooter John Bedell
    that Ludwig Von Mises’ biggest fans are fascists indeed such as James
    Dale Davidson founder of Steve Forbes’ National Taxpayers Union near
    the SEC headquarters in Alexandria,Virginia as well as newsmax.con
    that includes the British fascist Lord William Rees-Mogg,deceased
    wingnut General Al Haig,et.al. and Agora Inc,Baltimore(and world wide
    internet) penny stock promoting and money laundering scumbags Bill
    Bonner, Lila Rajiva, Lard William Rees-Mogg,and CIA ‘economist’ and
    Columbia University parasite Mark Skousen of the Nevada Fraud ‘Freedom
    Fest’ et.al..Their corrupt group also incluses Texas Republican
    wingnut and womens rights denier Ron Paul who lied to the SEC about
    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac AND THEIR SLEEZY PENNY STOCKS being ‘naked
    shorted’ for them .
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    itself doesn’t say anything good about Ludwig Von Mises.Maybe Mises
    wasn’t a crook,pseudo-intellectual or CIA scumbag but his admirers at
    present certainly are.

    http://washingtonindependent.com/78543/john-bedell-and-ludwig-von-mises

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    the right in order to illustrate the use of cannabis as a monetary
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    of libertarian economist Ludwig von Mises.

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    Tony Ryals says:
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    March 5, 2010 at 8:56 pm
    All I know is that aside from alledged Pentagon shooter John Bedell
    that Ludwig Von Mises’ biggest fans are fascists indeed such as James
    Dale Davidson founder of Steve Forbes’ National Taxpayers Union near
    the SEC headquarters in Alexandria,Virginia as well as newsmax.con
    that includes the British fascist Lord William Rees-Mogg,deceased
    wingnut General Al Haig,et.al. and Agora Inc,Baltimore(and world wide
    internet) penny stock promoting and money laundering scumbags Bill
    Bonner, Lila Rajiva, Lard William Rees-Mogg,and CIA ‘economist’ and
    Columbia University parasite Mark Skousen of the Nevada Fraud ‘Freedom
    Fest’ et.al..Their corrupt group also incluses Texas Republican
    wingnut and womens rights denier Ron Paul who lied to the SEC about
    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac AND THEIR SLEEZY PENNY STOCKS being ‘naked
    shorted’ for them .
    All these Lew RockWell-ian parasites are Misians which certainly in
    itself doesn’t say anything good about Ludwig Von Mises.Maybe Mises
    wasn’t a crook,pseudo-intellectual or CIA scumbag but his admirers at
    present certainly are.

    http://washingtonindependent.com/78543/john-bedell-and-ludwig-von-mises

    John Bedell and Ludwig von Mises
    By David Weigel 3/5/10 3:39 PM ThinkProgress points to a strange item
    on the Bazpedia page of Pentagon metro shooter John Patrick Bedell,
    buried below the incomprehensible kookery (”I have posted the image to
    the right in order to illustrate the use of cannabis as a monetary
    system using digital financial instruments“) and a brief appreciation
    of libertarian economist Ludwig von Mises.

    LewRockwell.comAn anti-state/pro-market site on the net run by the
    president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute. Updated 6 days a week.
    http://www.lewrockwell.com

  • Tony Ryals

    Tony Ryals says:
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    March 5, 2010 at 8:56 pm
    All I know is that aside from alledged Pentagon shooter John Bedell
    that Ludwig Von Mises’ biggest fans are fascists indeed such as James
    Dale Davidson founder of Steve Forbes’ National Taxpayers Union near
    the SEC headquarters in Alexandria,Virginia as well as newsmax.con
    that includes the British fascist Lord William Rees-Mogg,deceased
    wingnut General Al Haig,et.al. and Agora Inc,Baltimore(and world wide
    internet) penny stock promoting and money laundering scumbags Bill
    Bonner, Lila Rajiva, Lard William Rees-Mogg,and CIA ‘economist’ and
    Columbia University parasite Mark Skousen of the Nevada Fraud ‘Freedom
    Fest’ et.al..Their corrupt group also incluses Texas Republican
    wingnut and womens rights denier Ron Paul who lied to the SEC about
    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac AND THEIR SLEEZY PENNY STOCKS being ‘naked
    shorted’ for them .
    All these Lew RockWell-ian parasites are Misians which certainly in
    itself doesn’t say anything good about Ludwig Von Mises.Maybe Mises
    wasn’t a crook,pseudo-intellectual or CIA scumbag but his admirers at
    present certainly are.

    http://washingtonindependent.com/78543/john-bedell-and-ludwig-von-mises

    John Bedell and Ludwig von Mises
    By David Weigel 3/5/10 3:39 PM ThinkProgress points to a strange item
    on the Bazpedia page of Pentagon metro shooter John Patrick Bedell,
    buried below the incomprehensible kookery (”I have posted the image to
    the right in order to illustrate the use of cannabis as a monetary
    system using digital financial instruments“) and a brief appreciation
    of libertarian economist Ludwig von Mises.

    LewRockwell.comAn anti-state/pro-market site on the net run by the
    president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute. Updated 6 days a week.
    http://www.lewrockwell.com

  • Tony Ryals

    Tony Ryals says:
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    March 5, 2010 at 8:56 pm
    All I know is that aside from alledged Pentagon shooter John Bedell
    that Ludwig Von Mises’ biggest fans are fascists indeed such as James
    Dale Davidson founder of Steve Forbes’ National Taxpayers Union near
    the SEC headquarters in Alexandria,Virginia as well as newsmax.con
    that includes the British fascist Lord William Rees-Mogg,deceased
    wingnut General Al Haig,et.al. and Agora Inc,Baltimore(and world wide
    internet) penny stock promoting and money laundering scumbags Bill
    Bonner, Lila Rajiva, Lard William Rees-Mogg,and CIA ‘economist’ and
    Columbia University parasite Mark Skousen of the Nevada Fraud ‘Freedom
    Fest’ et.al..Their corrupt group also incluses Texas Republican
    wingnut and womens rights denier Ron Paul who lied to the SEC about
    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac AND THEIR SLEEZY PENNY STOCKS being ‘naked
    shorted’ for them .
    All these Lew RockWell-ian parasites are Misians which certainly in
    itself doesn’t say anything good about Ludwig Von Mises.Maybe Mises
    wasn’t a crook,pseudo-intellectual or CIA scumbag but his admirers at
    present certainly are.

    http://washingtonindependent.com/78543/john-bedell-and-ludwig-von-mises

    John Bedell and Ludwig von Mises
    By David Weigel 3/5/10 3:39 PM ThinkProgress points to a strange item
    on the Bazpedia page of Pentagon metro shooter John Patrick Bedell,
    buried below the incomprehensible kookery (”I have posted the image to
    the right in order to illustrate the use of cannabis as a monetary
    system using digital financial instruments“) and a brief appreciation
    of libertarian economist Ludwig von Mises.

    LewRockwell.comAn anti-state/pro-market site on the net run by the
    president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute. Updated 6 days a week.
    http://www.lewrockwell.com

  • Tony Ryals

    Tony Ryals says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    March 5, 2010 at 8:56 pm
    All I know is that aside from alledged Pentagon shooter John Bedell
    that Ludwig Von Mises’ biggest fans are fascists indeed such as James
    Dale Davidson founder of Steve Forbes’ National Taxpayers Union near
    the SEC headquarters in Alexandria,Virginia as well as newsmax.con
    that includes the British fascist Lord William Rees-Mogg,deceased
    wingnut General Al Haig,et.al. and Agora Inc,Baltimore(and world wide
    internet) penny stock promoting and money laundering scumbags Bill
    Bonner, Lila Rajiva, Lard William Rees-Mogg,and CIA ‘economist’ and
    Columbia University parasite Mark Skousen of the Nevada Fraud ‘Freedom
    Fest’ et.al..Their corrupt group also incluses Texas Republican
    wingnut and womens rights denier Ron Paul who lied to the SEC about
    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac AND THEIR SLEEZY PENNY STOCKS being ‘naked
    shorted’ for them .
    All these Lew RockWell-ian parasites are Misians which certainly in
    itself doesn’t say anything good about Ludwig Von Mises.Maybe Mises
    wasn’t a crook,pseudo-intellectual or CIA scumbag but his admirers at
    present certainly are.

    http://washingtonindependent.com/78543/john-bedell-and-ludwig-von-mises

    John Bedell and Ludwig von Mises
    By David Weigel 3/5/10 3:39 PM ThinkProgress points to a strange item
    on the Bazpedia page of Pentagon metro shooter John Patrick Bedell,
    buried below the incomprehensible kookery (”I have posted the image to
    the right in order to illustrate the use of cannabis as a monetary
    system using digital financial instruments“) and a brief appreciation
    of libertarian economist Ludwig von Mises.

    LewRockwell.comAn anti-state/pro-market site on the net run by the
    president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute. Updated 6 days a week.
    http://www.lewrockwell.com

  • Tony Ryals

    Tony Ryals says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    March 5, 2010 at 8:56 pm
    All I know is that aside from alledged Pentagon shooter John Bedell
    that Ludwig Von Mises’ biggest fans are fascists indeed such as James
    Dale Davidson founder of Steve Forbes’ National Taxpayers Union near
    the SEC headquarters in Alexandria,Virginia as well as newsmax.con
    that includes the British fascist Lord William Rees-Mogg,deceased
    wingnut General Al Haig,et.al. and Agora Inc,Baltimore(and world wide
    internet) penny stock promoting and money laundering scumbags Bill
    Bonner, Lila Rajiva, Lard William Rees-Mogg,and CIA ‘economist’ and
    Columbia University parasite Mark Skousen of the Nevada Fraud ‘Freedom
    Fest’ et.al..Their corrupt group also incluses Texas Republican
    wingnut and womens rights denier Ron Paul who lied to the SEC about
    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac AND THEIR SLEEZY PENNY STOCKS being ‘naked
    shorted’ for them .
    All these Lew RockWell-ian parasites are Misians which certainly in
    itself doesn’t say anything good about Ludwig Von Mises.Maybe Mises
    wasn’t a crook,pseudo-intellectual or CIA scumbag but his admirers at
    present certainly are.

    http://washingtonindependent.com/78543/john-bedell-and-ludwig-von-mises

    John Bedell and Ludwig von Mises
    By David Weigel 3/5/10 3:39 PM ThinkProgress points to a strange item
    on the Bazpedia page of Pentagon metro shooter John Patrick Bedell,
    buried below the incomprehensible kookery (”I have posted the image to
    the right in order to illustrate the use of cannabis as a monetary
    system using digital financial instruments“) and a brief appreciation
    of libertarian economist Ludwig von Mises.

    LewRockwell.comAn anti-state/pro-market site on the net run by the
    president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute. Updated 6 days a week.
    http://www.lewrockwell.com

  • Tony Ryals

    Tony Ryals says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    March 5, 2010 at 8:56 pm
    All I know is that aside from alledged Pentagon shooter John Bedell
    that Ludwig Von Mises’ biggest fans are fascists indeed such as James
    Dale Davidson founder of Steve Forbes’ National Taxpayers Union near
    the SEC headquarters in Alexandria,Virginia as well as newsmax.con
    that includes the British fascist Lord William Rees-Mogg,deceased
    wingnut General Al Haig,et.al. and Agora Inc,Baltimore(and world wide
    internet) penny stock promoting and money laundering scumbags Bill
    Bonner, Lila Rajiva, Lard William Rees-Mogg,and CIA ‘economist’ and
    Columbia University parasite Mark Skousen of the Nevada Fraud ‘Freedom
    Fest’ et.al..Their corrupt group also incluses Texas Republican
    wingnut and womens rights denier Ron Paul who lied to the SEC about
    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac AND THEIR SLEEZY PENNY STOCKS being ‘naked
    shorted’ for them .
    All these Lew RockWell-ian parasites are Misians which certainly in
    itself doesn’t say anything good about Ludwig Von Mises.Maybe Mises
    wasn’t a crook,pseudo-intellectual or CIA scumbag but his admirers at
    present certainly are.

    http://washingtonindependent.com/78543/john-bedell-and-ludwig-von-mises

    John Bedell and Ludwig von Mises
    By David Weigel 3/5/10 3:39 PM ThinkProgress points to a strange item
    on the Bazpedia page of Pentagon metro shooter John Patrick Bedell,
    buried below the incomprehensible kookery (”I have posted the image to
    the right in order to illustrate the use of cannabis as a monetary
    system using digital financial instruments“) and a brief appreciation
    of libertarian economist Ludwig von Mises.

    LewRockwell.comAn anti-state/pro-market site on the net run by the
    president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute. Updated 6 days a week.
    http://www.lewrockwell.com