Preface.- Economics as Ethical Economy in the Tradition of the Historical School. Introduction.- Part One The Older Historical School.- 1 Intention and Failure of W. Roscher`s Historical Method of National Economics.- 2 'Personality' as a Principle of Individual and Institutional Development. Lorenz von Stein`s Institutional Theory of a 'Labour-Society!'.- Part Two Schmoller`s Contribution to Economics and Economic Ethics.- 3 A Methodological Appraisal of Schmoller`s Research Programm.- 4 The Role of Ethics as Part of the Historical Methods of Schmoller and the Older Historical School.- Part Three Wilhelm Dilthey`s Foundations of the Historical and Cultural Sciences.- 5 Dilthey`s 'Verstehen' Sociology, Philosophy of Culture, and Ethics.- Part Four Cross Analyses of the Historical School: Historism in Italy and Japan.- 7 Historism and Liberalism in Japan.- Part Five Systematic Questions of Historism and Social Science in Contemporary Thought.- Section A Historism and Business Ethics.- 8 Institutional Economics, Management Science and the Historical School.- 9 In Search of a Theory.- B Historism, Economic Systems, and Economic Culture.- 10 Theoretical Approaches to a Comparison of Economic Systems from a Historical Perspective.- 11 Confucian Culture and Economic Development in East Asia.- Section C Historism in Sociology and Philosophy.- 12 Communitarianism, Pragmatism, Historicism.- 13 Is Postmodernism a Neohistorism? On the Absoluteness and the Historicity of History.- Section D Historism in the Social Sciences. Conclusions.- 14 Historism in the German Tradition of Social and Economic Thought or: What Is Living and What Is Dead in Historism.
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