THE MANTLE OF SCIENCE BY MURRAY N. ROTHBARD
[Reprinted from Scientism and Values, Helmut Schoeck and James W. Wiggins, eds. (Princeton, N.J.: D. Van Nostrand), 1960].
Science, wrote Murray Rothbard, means scientia, correct knowledge; it is older and wiser than the positivist-pragmatist attempt to monopolize the term. Scientism, on the other hand, is the profoundly unscientific attempt to transfer uncritically the methodology of the physical sciences to the study of human action.