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Darwinism and economics

By: Hodgson, Geoffrey M.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: The international library of critical writings in economics series. Publisher: Cheltenham, UK Edward Elgar Publishing 2009Description: xxxvi, 457 p.ISBN: 9781848440722.Subject(s): Evolutionary economics | Social DarwinismDDC classification: 330.01 Summary: This volume offers outstanding works of recent scholarship on Darwinism covering three major fields of enquiry: 1. How Darwinism affects our conception of human nature and challenges long-standing assumptions such as self-interested behaviour. 2. Analysis of the nature of socio-cultural evolution, its differences from biological evolution and whether it is Lamarckian. 3. The possibility of generalizing core Darwinian principles to cover evolving entities in the economic and social world, as well as in biology. (http://www.e-elgar.com)
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This volume offers outstanding works of recent scholarship on Darwinism covering three major fields of enquiry: 1. How Darwinism affects our conception of human nature and challenges long-standing assumptions such as self-interested behaviour. 2. Analysis of the nature of socio-cultural evolution, its differences from biological evolution and whether it is Lamarckian. 3. The possibility of generalizing core Darwinian principles to cover evolving entities in the economic and social world, as well as in biology. (http://www.e-elgar.com)

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