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On the Affiliation of Phenomenology and Ordoliberalism: Links between Edmund Husserl, Rudolf and Walter Eucken

Volume: 18
Number: 4
Pages: 551 - 578
Link External Source: Online Version
Year: 2011
Keywords: Husserl; Rudolf and Walter Eucken; Phenomenology; Ordoliberalism; Social Market Economy
Abstract: 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.