2020-04Thematic Section
Max Scheler’s Two Approaches to Philosophy of Culture

Abstract: Max Scheler seems to present two distinct approaches to philosophy of culture.  In the early period of his Formalismus in der Ethik und die materiale Wertethik and “Ordo Amoris,” he describes cultures as being defined by their distinct order of value preferencings.  In his later period of his “Probleme einer Soziologie des Wissens,” however, Scheler explains the…

2017-02Editorial
Economy within Culture: Introduction

Preview: A primary mark of classical and neo-classical theories of economy is their methodological abstraction of the fundamental forces of economy – namely, supply and demand – from the cultures in which they are embedded. The “market” of which economists speak, and wherein prices achieve equilibrium, is no marketplace: that is,…

2017-02Thematic Section
Growth and Well-Being, Economic and Human

Abstract: The aim of this paper is to trace how a perverted understanding of the human – of human nature, growth, and well-being – came to form the foundation for classical liberal economic thought and to identify some of the negative consequences of this development. My suggestion is that, in response to the social upheaval…