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Imaginative Grundlagen bei Adam Smith: Aspekte von Bildlichkeit und ihrem Verlust in der Geschichte der Ökonomie

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Adam Smith, der Begründer der Nationalökonomie, hat in der "Theory of Moral Sentiments" - basierend auf Ideen von David Hume - das Bild einer moralischen Person entworfen. Diese gewinnt ihre Moralität dadurch, dass sie andauernd Imaginationen über andere und über sich selbst unternimmt. Dieses Menschenbild weist viele Implikationen für die Wirtschaftstheorie auf. Es geriet in der Folgezeit in der Ökonomie rasch in Vergessenheit. Von Smith ausgehend kann die Geschichte der ökonomischen Theorien als Verlust von Bildlichkeit und der Bedeutung von Imaginationen für wirtschaftliches Handeln verstanden werden. Dies wird in einem knappen Überblick über einige Aspekte der Theoriegeschichte geschildert.

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  • Ötsch, Walter, 2016. "Imaginative Grundlagen bei Adam Smith: Aspekte von Bildlichkeit und ihrem Verlust in der Geschichte der Ökonomie," Working Paper Series Ök-19, Cusanus Hochschule für Gesellschaftsgestaltung, Institut für Ökonomie.
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    Keywords

    Smith; Hume; Malthus; J.St. Mill; Jevons; Walras; Imagination; Moraltheorie; Menschenbild; Homo Oeconomicus;
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    JEL classification:

    • B12 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought through 1925 - - - Classical (includes Adam Smith)
    • B13 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought through 1925 - - - Neoclassical through 1925 (Austrian, Marshallian, Walrasian, Wicksellian)
    • B41 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - Economic Methodology

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