Economy and nature - philosophical reflection of a problem
The author defines the economy as an intentional social activity which forces organisms, natural structures and processes out of their natural relationships (from the natural order), modifies them and directs them in another direction: towards satisfying human needs and interests and therefore towards a transformation of the natural environment of the Earth into a cultural environment. It defends an objective existence of the evolutionarily created value of Nature and the essential superiority of the naturally created values to the artificially created cultural values. In nine commented articles he delineates the position of economy within culture and of culture within nature. He criticizes the idea of economic growth and the natural resource error from the evolutionary ontology viewpoint.
Masarykova univerzita v Brně, Ekonomicko-správní fakulta, Lipová 41a, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
Josef Smajs, Masarykova univerzita v Brne, Ekonomicko-spravni fakulta, Katedra podnikoveho hospodarstvi, Lipova 41a, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
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