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Civilization: A civilization is an advanced human society characterized by complex social, cultural, and technological development, often marked by achievements in areas like art, science, governance, and architecture. It denotes a high level of cultural sophistication.
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Joseph A. Schumpeter on Civilization - Dictionary of Arguments

Brocker I 254
Civilization/Schumpeter: Schumpeter ascribes all important achievements of progress in modern society to the capitalist process, starting with the rationalization of thinking and the emergence of modern sciences and arts, through the redirection of individual talents of the church and military to opportunities for advancement as economic entrepreneurs, to the institutional structures of the free constitutional state including its inward-oriented social legislation and its outward-oriented striving for peace. This context also includes two labels that Schumpeter only deals with later:"There is no more democratic institution than a market" (1). And further:"The capitalist process democratizes consumption" (2).

1. Joseph A. Schumpeter, Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy, New York 1942. Dt.: Joseph A. Schumpeter, Kapitalismus, Sozialismus und Demokratie, Tübingen/Basel 2005 (zuerst: Bern 1946). S. 294
2. Ebenda S. 258, FN 3.

Ingo Pies, „Joseph A. Schumpeter, Kapitalismus, Sozialismus und Demokratie (1942)“ in: Manfred Brocker (Hg.) Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt/M. 2018.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

EconSchum I
Joseph A. Schumpeter
The Theory of Economic Development An Inquiry into Profits, Capital, Credit, Interest, and the Business Cycle, Cambridge/MA 1934
German Edition:
Theorie der wirtschaftlichen Entwicklung Leipzig 1912

Brocker I
Manfred Brocker
Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert Frankfurt/M. 2018

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