In this essay I will consider the intellectual figure of Joseph A. Schumpeter (1883-1950) as an essential threshold character within the history of social sciences and the economic theorization. In particular, I will argue, his work represents one of the most relevant bridge between a traditional epistemology of social sciences, charactering old liberalism, and a new one, just emerging at that time, which later on Michel Foucault will define as bio-politics, and that will found the inner structure of contemporary neoliberalism. Thus, systematically referring to the most relevant aspects of the historical framework characterizing his biography, my arguments will more specifically focus on two main dialectics articulating Schumpeter's thought: the one established between state of equilibrium and process of development, on the temporal plan of analysis; and the one traceable between the phenomenon of imperialism and the 'discovery' of the subject of the innovation of social reality, respectively on the macro and micro level of the analysis of power relations. There, in fact, Schumpeter radically renewed the epistemological conception of economy. Within capitalism, and hence beyond it.

Can capitalism survive Schumpeter? Can Schumpeter survive capitalism?

BUSCEMA, Carmelo
2018

Abstract

In this essay I will consider the intellectual figure of Joseph A. Schumpeter (1883-1950) as an essential threshold character within the history of social sciences and the economic theorization. In particular, I will argue, his work represents one of the most relevant bridge between a traditional epistemology of social sciences, charactering old liberalism, and a new one, just emerging at that time, which later on Michel Foucault will define as bio-politics, and that will found the inner structure of contemporary neoliberalism. Thus, systematically referring to the most relevant aspects of the historical framework characterizing his biography, my arguments will more specifically focus on two main dialectics articulating Schumpeter's thought: the one established between state of equilibrium and process of development, on the temporal plan of analysis; and the one traceable between the phenomenon of imperialism and the 'discovery' of the subject of the innovation of social reality, respectively on the macro and micro level of the analysis of power relations. There, in fact, Schumpeter radically renewed the epistemological conception of economy. Within capitalism, and hence beyond it.
978-613-7-99723-9
SCHUMPETER; CAPITALISM; ENTREPRENEUR
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