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Die Theorie des Humankapitals zwischen Kultur und Ökonomie

The theory of human capital : cultural and economical aspects
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Thomä, Dieter

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Abstract "Der Begriff 'Humankapital' wird üblicherweise der Ökonomie zugeschlagen und ruft die Verteidiger der Kultur der Lebensführung auf den Plan. Dieser Gegensatz greift zu kurz. Die orthodoxe ökonomische Theorie des Humankapitals hat, so wird gezeigt, einen heterodoxen Verwandten in der Kulturtheorie. Auf der Basis dieser Begriffsbildung wird eine neue Analyse der Stärken und Schwächen des Begriffs 'Humankapital' entwickelt." (Autorenreferat)

"The economic concept of 'Human capital' raises concern among defenders of cultural life-forms who are opposed to 'commodification'. They should take into account though that the concept of 'Human capital' has defenders among cultural theorists and philosophers (like Herder and Emerson) as well as among economists. In the light of these orthodox and heterodox accounts, a reassessment of 'Human capital' and its discontents is due. Undertaking this reassessment is the aim of this article. It scrutinizes the relationship between persons and goods, the notion of personal growth, the question of how to evaluate the qualities of a human being, and the problem of interpersonal comparisons." (author's abstract)
Keywords culture; economy; economy; human capital; personality development; economic theory; theory; concept; individual; homo economicus; investment; education; human being; Herder, J.; capital; money; conception
Classification Basic Research, General Concepts and History of Economics; Cultural Sociology, Sociology of Art, Sociology of Literature; Sociology of Economics
Method historical
Document language German
Publication Year 2006
Page/Pages p. 301-318
Journal Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensethik, 7 (2006) 3
ISSN 1439-880X
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications