On the Affiliation of Phenomenology and Ordoliberalism: Links between Edmund Husserl, Rudolf and Walter Eucken
Forthcoming in: The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought Vol. 18(4) (2011); pp. 551-578.
33 Pages Posted: 17 Nov 2013 Last revised: 21 Nov 2013
Date Written: 2010
This paper explores the various personal and intellectual links between Edmund Husserl, Rudolf and Walter Eucken. Our interdisciplinary approach gives an insight into Husserl’s transcendental phenomenology, Walter Eucken’s Ordoliberalism as well as in the interdependency between phenomenology and economics for which Rudolf Eucken’s philosophy of intellectual life plays an important role. Particular affiliations between phenomenology and economics can be found in the following topics: epistemology, the idea of man, the comprehension of liberty and the importance of legal or social orders, institutional rules and frameworks of regulations.
Keywords: Edmund Husserl, Rudolf and Walter Eucken, phenomenology, Ordoliberalism, social market economy
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