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Action Axiom

Definition: An action axiom is an axiom that embodies a criterion for recommending action. Action axioms are of the form "If a condition holds, then the following should be done".

This term is used in Murray Rothbard's Austrian Epistemology. It is basically a starting point, or the beginning of an action. It is explained better by Rothbard when he describes Mises' Praxeology, I believe it was in his book "Man, Economy, and the State".

It stands to reason that where there’s sacrifice, there’s someone collecting sacrificial offerings. Where there’s service, there’s someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice, speaks of slaves and masters. And intends to be the master.