Diverging Views on Capitalism and Money in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Germany


Conference participants examined the treatment given to capitalism in general and money in particular by representative German thinkers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Germany's transition from a backward society to a political entity integrated in the global economy offers lessons not only for Brazil and other developing countries, but also for developed societies concerned with the impact of "globalization."


Conference Readings

Hierholzer, Vera and Sandra Richter, eds. Goethe and Money: The Writer and Modern Economics. Frankfurt: Freie Deutsche Hochstift, 2012.

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von. Faust, Part II. Translated by David Constantine. London: Penguin Classics, 2009.

Kurz, Heinz D. The Dissemination of Economic Ideas. Edited by Heinz D. Kurz. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, 2011.

List, Friedrich. The National System of Political Economy. Edited by J. Shield Nicholson. Translated by Sampson S. Lloyd. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1909.

Muller, Jerry Z. Conservatism: An Anthology of Social and Political Thought from David Hume to the Present. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997.

Simmel, Georg. The Philosophy of Money. Edited by David Frisby. London: Routledge, 1990.