Ethics of Capitalism and Critique of Sociobiology

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Springer Science & Business Media, 15 may. 1996 - 142 páginas
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This book publishes the English translation of texts that appeared first in Gennan in two separate booklets. Part One, The Ethics of Capitalism includ­ ing the comment by JAMES M. BUCHANAN, has been published in Gennan under the title Ethik des Kapitalismus, Ttibingen (J.C.B. Mohr [paul Sie­ beck)) 1982, 5th edition 1995, in the series "Walter Eucken Institut, Vort:rt1ge und Aufsatze", vol. 87. Part Two, Evolution and Society. A Critique of So­ ciobiology, appeared first in German under the title Evolution und Gesell­ schaft. Eine Auseinandersetzung mit der Soziobiologie, Ttibingen (J.e.B. Mohr [Paul Siebeck)) 1984, 2nd edition 1989, in the same series, vol. 98. Part One of the book has been translated by the author, Part Two by DAVID AMBUEL. I should like to thank Liberty Fund Inc., Indianapolis, USA, for its sup­ port of the translation of Part Two, Georg Siebeck of J.C.B. Mohr (paul Siebeck) Publishers, Ttibingen, for the pennission to publish the English translation of the two essays and to my co-workers at the Forschungsinstitut ftir Philosophie Hannover -The Hannover Institute of Philosophical Re­ search, Hannover, Germany, for their support in editing this volume.
 

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What Does Morality of an Economic System Mean?
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Chapter II The Development Toward Capitalism
10
2 Freeing of the Economy from Moral Theology and Ethics
15
Probabilism
17
c The Prohibition of Charging Interest and Freedom of Contract
19
katallaxia versus oikonomia
21
b Teleology Mechanism and Reestablished Harmony
24
katallaxia and Deism
28
Introduction
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Chapter I The Concept and Program of Sociobiology
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Sociobiology as Bioeconomics
85
2 Monocausality and Theory Imperialism
86
3 The Gene as Investor
88
Chapter III On the Ontology of the Theory of Evolution
91
1 Gene Survival and Program Preservation as the Entelechy of Nature?
92
2 Critique of Optimization Theoretical Reconstructions of Evolution in Sociobiology
95

Conceptions of the Market Economy Models of Mechanism and Models of Interaction
30
Morals in Capitalism or Are Morals Superfluous in a Working Market?
32
The Coherence of Ethics and Economics
34
2 The Need for Business Ethics
39
The Morality of Capitalism and the Limits of Its Justification
42
2 Limits of Subjectivism in the Theory of Values
47
3 The Significance of the NonFinalisation of the Economy
49
Some SocialPhilosophical Conclusions
51
2 Freedom and Freedom of Choice
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3 The Necessity of a Social and Ethical Framework Tor Capitalism
54
References
56
The Morality of Capitalism Comment on Peter Koslowski The Ethics of Capitalism
65
Section Two The Morality of Capitalism
68
Evolution and Society A Critique of Sociobiology
73
From the Preface to the First German Edition
75
3 The Best of all Possible Worlds and the Impossibility of its Total Reconstruction
102
Chapter IV Natural Economy Versus Social Economy
104
2 The Prisoners Dilemma and Rational Foresight as the Specific Difference of Social and Natural Economy
106
3 Gene Survival Under Essential Constraints
109
4 Sociobiology and Natural Right
112
The Sphere of the Mind or Unsolved Problems of Sociobiology
114
2 Consciousness of Death Consciousness of the Self and the Choice Between Deathdelaying Strategies
116
3 Beingwithoneselfinanother as Reconciliation Between Selfinterest and General Good
118
Sociobiology as a Worldview and the Choice Between Worldviews
120
2 Sociobiology as a Myth
123
3 The Epic of Evolution and PlatonicChristian Metaphysics a Comparison
124
References
131
Index of Names
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