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Schmoller, G. v (1838.6.24-1917.6.27)

Birthplace Württemberg, Germany.
Posts Held Prof. Staatswissenschaften, Univ. Halle, 1864-72, Univ. Strasbourg, 1872-82, Univ. Berlin, 1882-1913.
Degrees Grad. Univ. Tübingen, 1860.
Offices and Honours Founder, Verein für Sozialpolitik ; Member, Prussian State Council, 1884; Upper House of Parliament, 1889.
Publications Books: 1. Zur Geschichte der deutschen Kleingewerke im 19 Jahrhundert (1870); 2. Über einige Grundfragen der Sozialpolitik und der Volkswirtschaftslehre (1874-97, 1904); 3. The Mercantile System and its Historical Significance (1897); 4. Grundriss der allgemeinen Volkswirtschaftslehre (1900-4, 1923).
Career Founder of the `younger historical school' (`academic socialists') and promoter of research in the social sciences in Germany. Menger's attack on his ideas inaugurated the famous Methodenstreit . Schmoller's major work, the Grundriss , is wide in scope but lacks coherence. His political stance - between conservatism and revolutionary socialism - was boldly maintained, and achieved a good deal of public support.
Secondary Literature W. Fischer, `Schmoller, Gustav', International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences , D. L. Sills (ed.) (Macmillan and Free Press, 1968), vol. 14.


The Idea of Justice in Political Economy (socsci.mcmaster.ca) Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, vol. 4, 1893-4
The Idea of Justice in Political Economy (ecn.bris.ac.uk) Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, vol. 4, 1893-4
The Idea of Justice in Political Economy (unimelb.edu.au) Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, vol. 4, 1893-4
The Mercantile System and its Historical Significance (socsci.mcmaster.ca) English edition 1897. A chapter from Studien über die wirtschaftliche Politik Friedrichs des Großen, published in German, 1884
The Mercantile System and its Historical Significance (ecn.bris.ac.uk) English edition 1897. A chapter from Studien über die wirtschaftliche Politik Friedrichs des Großen, published in German, 1884
The Mercantile System and its Historical Significance (unimelb.edu.au) English edition 1897. A chapter from Studien über die wirtschaftliche Politik Friedrichs des Großen, published in German, 1884
On Class Conflict in General (socsci.mcmaster.ca) American Journal of Sociology, volume 20 (1914-15) pp. 504-531.
On Class Conflict in General (ecn.bris.ac.uk) American Journal of Sociology, volume 20 (1914-15) pp. 504-531.
On Class Conflict in General (unimelb.edu.au) American Journal of Sociology, volume 20 (1914-15) pp. 504-531.

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