The Theory of Ethical Economy as a Cultural, Ethical, and Historical Economics: Economic Ethics and the Historist Challenge

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


The merger of two disciplines always implies that the synergetic effect works both ways. Both disciplines take over concepts of the other discipline and gain by the merger of their own concepts with those concepts they take over from the other side. In the case of the merger of ethics and economics the same process is effective. Ethical economy implies as well the use of ethical concepts in economic analysis as the use of economic tools or economic concepts in philosophical ethics. The second interdisciplinary transfer from economics into ethical theory has not attracted so much scholarly attention yet although there are still many synergetic effects to be won in this transfer. It will however not be in the centre of this paper.


Business Ethic Ethical Theory Human Science Economy Principle Austrian School 
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