The European Heritage in Economics and the Social Sciences

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Economy and Society

Editors: Backhaus, Jürgen Georg, Drechsler, Wolfgang (Eds.)

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Until now, Friedrich Nietzsche’s influence on the development of modern social sciences has not been well documented. This volume reconsiders some of Nietzsche’s writings on economics and the science of state and in doing so pioneers a line of research not previously available in English.

Here, twelve scholars consider Nietzsche’s historical and contemporary relevance, which has ranged from the highly serious (Schumpeter writings on creative destruction) to the pop cultural (the early works of Ayn Rand). Several papers present strong evidence of Nietzsche as an influencer of modern economists; others see him more as an influencer of influencers; and one sees little influence at all. Most of the contributions refer extensively to works previous unpublished (or poorly translated) in English.

The editors do not intend to present a thorough overview or definitive description of Nietzsche’s place in economics. Rather, they hope to initiate conversations and research that explore the role this much misunderstood philosopher/cultural critic may have played, or perhaps should play, in the history of economic thought.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Friedrich Nietzsche and Economics: Research Problems

    Drechsler, Wolfgang

    Pages 1-8

  • The Influence of Nietzsche on the History of Economic Thought

    Senn, Peter R.

    Pages 9-37

  • Nietzsche and Economics

    Meerhaeghe, Marcel A. G.

    Pages 39-53

  • Creative Destruction in Economics: Nietzsche, Sombart, Schumpeter

    Reinert, Hugo (et al.)

    Pages 55-85

  • The Word of Honour

    Backhaus, Jürgen G.

    Pages 87-109

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
Book Subtitle
Economy and Society
Editors
  • Jürgen Georg Backhaus
  • Wolfgang Drechsler
Series Title
The European Heritage in Economics and the Social Sciences
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-32980-2
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-32980-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-32979-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4109-1
Series ISSN
1572-1744
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 246
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