Methodology of the Social Sciences, Ethics, and Economics in the Newer Historical School

From Max Weber and Rickert to Sombart and Rothacker

  • Peter Koslowski
Conference proceedings

Part of the Studies in Economic Ethics and Philosophy book series (SEEP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. On Max Weber’s Contribution

  3. Neo-Kantianism, Wissenssoziologie (Sociology of Knowledge), and the Sociological Theory of Money and Exchange

  4. Ethics and Economics in Sombart, Spiethoff, Freyer, and in Older German Business Administration

  5. Austrian Economics and the Historical School

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Kiichiro Yagi
      Pages 231-258
  6. The Historical School and American and British Economists: John R. Commons, Frank Knight, Alfred Marshall

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. Jeff Biddle, Warren J. Samuels
      Pages 291-318
    3. Claus Noppeney
      Pages 319-341
    4. D. E. Moggridge
      Pages 342-371
  7. The Historical School and the Development of Economics in Japan and Russia

  8. The Historical School of Economics and Today’s Economics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 427-427
    2. Eirik G. Furubotn
      Pages 429-466
    3. Mark Casson
      Pages 467-487
  9. Theories of History and of Education, and a Philosophy of the Historical School

  10. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 533-533
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 552-565

About these proceedings


The volume at hand gives an exposition of the tradition of the Historical School of Economics and of the Geisteswissenschaften or human sciences, the latter in their development within the Historical School as well as in Neo-Kantianism and the sociology of knowledge. It continues the discussion started in the year 1994 on the Older Historical School of Economics and the 19th century German contribution to an ethical theory of economics with the Newer Historical School of the 20th century. Economists, social scientists, and philosophers examine the contribution of this tradition and its impact for present theory. The schools of thought and their approaches to economics as well as to the cultural and social sciences are examined here not as much for their historical interest as for their poten­ tial systematic contribution to the contemporary debates on economic ethics, economics, sociology, and philosophy. The volume at hand contains the proceedings of the Fourth Annual SEEP-Conference on Economic Ethics and Philosophy in 1996, "Economics and Ethics in the Historical School. Part B: Max Weber, Heinrich Rickert, Max Scheler, Werner Sombart, Arthur Spiethoff, John Commons, Alfred Marshall, and Others", held at Marienrode Monastery near Hannover, Germa­ ny, on March 27-30th, 1996, together with several additional invited papers.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Koslowski
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Ethical Economy and Business CultureThe Hannover Institute of Philosophical ResearchHannoverGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63849-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-59095-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-2707
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-2723
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