„Toward an Economy of Common Welfare and Good Living“

I like to start with a surprise, as it might be surprising for you that a philosophical reflection of political economy and the conceptual necessity to extend traditional political economy to a new ethical economy which is what I will outline — that for doing so, my starting point will be Immanuel Kant. To start with Kant, however, I do not intend to discuss his philosophy and his wellknown ethics of human autonomy. The Kantian idea of declaring human autonomy or freedom (which he rationalistically deduces from our capacity to free will) to be the highest value of the ›morally good‹ is beyond the topic of my talk. Nonetheless… here is more.

Lecture,Tokyo University 2013