František Čuhel

From Liberpédia

František Čuhel, également connu sous la forme germanisée Franz Cuhel

The science of the last forty years may not simply be ignored. Today one may no longer be satisfied with a cursory consideration of Menger and Böhm-Bawerk; one must also be familiar with Pareto and have read Cuhel and Strigl, not to mention the most recent works in this field.
Ludwig von Mises [1] (

économiste tchèque de l'école autrichienne (1862-1914)

Il a contribué à la théorie autrichienne de la valeur et de l'ordinalité des préférences, il a notamment été le premier à critiquer la théorie des utilités cardinales et des comparaisons interpersonnelles d’utilité.

Yet the more radical was the second stage, which grew as a natural

conclusion of the previous one. If values are subjective, then it follows that objective measurement is impossible. Th ey cannot be subjected to a truly “scientifi c” analysis (as in natural sciences). Th is radical conclusion was put forth by the important Czech economist Franz Čuhel (1907). His insights could be portrayed as deconstructivist for most value theories, for they attacked any price theory which was grounded in utility or value measurements. Čuhel’s sweeping investigation was immediately accepted by Mises as fundamentally sound, despite the fact that value measurements were used by the Austrian School representatives (Mises 1981, p. 54). Although Menger did not use them, his framework did not preclude such possibility. Böhm-Bawerk used utility measurements frequently in his writings. He was even criticized by Čuhel himself and admitted that he only believed in soft measurability of sensations.2

Mateusz Machaj, Mises and Value Theory (