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The Soul of the German Historical School

Methodological Essays on Schmoller, Weber and Schumpeter

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  • Japanese perspective on German economic history

  • Interpretation of Schumpeter's methodology and clarification of differences between Schumpeter and Milton Friedman

  • Exploration of similarities between Schumpeter's and Weber's methodology

  • Exploration of the importance of Schumpeter's missing Chapter 7 from the Theory of Economic Development as the source of his idea of universal social science

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: The European Heritage in Economics and the Social Sciences (EHES, volume 2)

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This volume is a collection of my essays on Gustav von Schmoller (1838– 1917), Max Weber (1864–1920), and Joseph Alois Schumpeter (1883–1950), published during the past fifteen years. These three intellectual giants are connected with the German Historical School of Economics in different ways. In the history of economics, the German Historical School has been described as a heterodox group of economic researchers who flourished in the Germ- speaking world throughout the nineteenth century. The definition of a “school” is always problematic. Even if the core of a certain idea were identified in the continuous and discontinuous process of the filiation and ramification of thought, it is still possible to trace its predecessors, successors, and sympathizers in different directions, creating an amorphous entity of a school. It is beyond question, however, that Schmoller was the leader of the younger German Historical School, the genuine school with a sociological 1 reality. Schmoller was indeed the towering figure of the Historical School at its zenith.

Keywords

  • Economic history
  • German Historical School
  • Joseph Schumpeter
  • Max Weber
  • Schumpeter
  • economic development

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hitotsubashi University, Japan

    Yuichi Shionoya

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Softcover Book
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