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DOI 10.1111/1468-2516.00145
Title (Primary) Zurück zu Aristoteles? Wirtschaft und Philosophie
Author Faber, M.; Manstetten, R.
Source Titel Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik
Year 2004
Department OEKON
Volume 5
Issue 2
Page From 159
Page To 168
Language deutsch
Abstract This article illuminates a certain side of the modern economy which is beyond the reach of the traditional apparatus of economic theory: the complexity and lack of transparency of the modern economy - its ominous side for humankind and nature. By contrasting the economic understanding of Aristotle and Adam Smith, the founding structures and peculiarities of the modern perception of economy will be highlighted, and economic action set in relation to humankind’s pursuit of a ‘good life’. Aspects of the insatiability, excessiveness and dynamism of the modern economy will be addressed with a specific example, and the fruitfulness of the solutions Aristotelian philosophy has to offer for modern economic problems will be discussed.
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Faber, M., Manstetten, R. (2004):
Zurück zu Aristoteles? Wirtschaft und Philosophie
Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik 5 (2), 159 - 168 10.1111/1468-2516.00145