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The Theory of Ethical Economy in the Historical School : Wilhelm Roscher, Lorenz von Stein, Gustav Schmoller, Wilhelm Dilthey and Contemporary Theory - Peter Koslowski

The Theory of Ethical Economy in the Historical School

Wilhelm Roscher, Lorenz von Stein, Gustav Schmoller, Wilhelm Dilthey and Contemporary Theory

By: Peter Koslowski (Editor)

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The present volume seeks to inaugurate a new discussion of two schools of historical thought by social scientists, economists, and phi­ losophers in the English language. The tradition of the "Historical and Ethical School of Economics" established by Friedrich List, Wilhelm Roscher, and Gustav Schmollerand the tradition of historism in the hu­ manities represented by Wilhelm Dilthey are examined not so much for their own historical interest as for their potential systematic contribu­ tion to the contemporary debates on business ethics, economics, sociol­ ogy, and philosophy. The book contains the proceedings of the 1994 SEEP-Conference on Economics and Ethics held under the title "Economics and Ethics in the Historical School of Economics. Achievements and Present Relevance. Part A: The Older Historical School, Schmoller, Dilthey, and Others" with the financial support of the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, Cologne, at Kloster Marlenrode near Hitdesheim and Hannover, Gennany, on March 23rd to 27th, 1994. The SEEP-Conferences on Economics and Ethics are organised an­ nually by the editor and the editorial board of Studies in Economic Ethics and Philosophy (SEEP). The 1994 SEEP-Conference was the frrst of two conferences on the Historical School and will be followed by a conference in 1996 on the topic "Economics and Ethics in the His­ torical School of Economics. Achievements and Present Relevance. Part B: Heinrich Rickert, Max Weber, Werner Sombart, and Others", concen­ trating on the discussion in the 20th century.

Preface
Economics as Ethical Economy in the Tradition of the Historical School. Introductionp. 1
Intention and Failure of W. Roscher's Historical Method of National Economicsp. 15
"Personality" as a Principle of Individual and Institutional Development. Lorenz von Stein's Institutional Theory of a "Labour-Society"p. 39
A Methodological Appraisal of Schmoller's Research Programp. 57
The Role of Ethics as Part of the Historical Methods of Schmoller and the Older Historical Schoolp. 81
Dilthey's "Verstehen" Sociology, Philosophy of Culture, and Ethicsp. 109
Historism and Liberalism in Italyp. 129
Historism and Liberalism in Japanp. 152
Institutional Economics, Management Science and the Historical Schoolp. 173
In Search of a Theory Gustav Schmoller on Economic Justice: A Guide to Present Problems in Business Ethics?p. 206
Theoretical Approaches to a Comparison of Economic Systems from a Historical Perspectivep. 221
Confucian Culture and Economic Development in East Asiap. 250
Communitarianism, Pragmatism, Historicismp. 267
Is Postmodernism a Neohistorism? On the Absoluteness and the Historicity of Historyp. 286
Historism in the German Tradition of Social and Economic Thought or: What Is Living and What Is Dead in Historismp. 313
List of Authors and Discussantsp. 335
Index of Namesp. 337
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ISBN: 9783540590705
ISBN-10: 3540590706
Series: Ethical Economy
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 343
Published: 1st September 1997
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.52