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Walter Eucken als Klassiker der Ordnungsethik – Eine ordonomische Rekonstruktion (Walter Eucken as a classical contributor to the ethics of constitutional order – An ordonomic interpretation)

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    Die ordonomische These, dass man von Walter Eucken als einem Klassiker der Ordnungsethik auch heute noch wichtige Lektionen lernen kann, wird in diesem Beitrag in fuenf Schritten entwickelt. Der erste Argumentationsschritt identifiziert einige Rezeptionsschwierigkeiten, die einem angemessenen Verstaendnis von Euckens Gesamtwerk im Wege stehen. Der zweite Schritt erlaeutert Euckens Problemstellung. Der dritte Schritt rekonstruiert Euckens ordnungspolitischen Denkansatz zur Loesung dieses Problems. Der vierte Schritt richtet den Blick auf die spezifisch ordnungsethische Fundierung der Eucken’schen Ordnungspolitik. Im fuenften Schritt schliesslich wird Eucken als Klassiker ernstgenommen, indem gezeigt wird, dass es noetig – und moeglich! – ist, mit Eucken gegen Eucken zu denken, um auf diesem Wege sein Denken in Ordnungen durch ein Denken in Anreizen nachhaltig zu aktualisieren. (The main proposition of this article is that Walter Eucken can be interpreted as an early and seminal contributor – indeed as a classic – to the ethics of constitutional order. The ordonomic reconstruction proceeds in five steps. The first step identifies several difficulties that tend to impede an appropriate understanding of his works. The second step explains Eucken’s problem, while the third step recon-structs his theoretical solution. The fourth step focuses on Eucken as a classical contributor to the ethics of constitutional order. The fifth step finally shows that it is both necessary and possible to further develop the analytical approach pioneered by Walter Eucken.)

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    Article provided by Rainer Hampp Verlag in its journal Zeitschrift fuer Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensethik.

    Volume (Year): 12 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 222-249

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    Handle: RePEc:rai:ethics:doi_10.1688/1862-0043_zfwu_2011_02_pies
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