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From pleasure machines to moral communities: an evolutionary economics without homo economicus

By: Hodgson, Geoffrey Martin.
Publisher: Chicago The University of Chicago Press 2013Description: xiv, 305 p.ISBN: 9780226922713.Subject(s): Economics | Economics - Moral and ethical aspects | Economic manDDC classification: 330.1 Summary: Are humans at their core seekers of their own pleasure or cooperative members of society? Paradoxically, they are both. Pleasure-seeking can take place only within the context of what works within a defined community, and central to any community are the evolved codes and principles guiding appropriate behavior, or morality. The complex interaction of morality and self-interest is at the heart of Geoffrey M. Hodgson’s approach to evolutionary economics, which is designed to bring about a better understanding of human behavior.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Are humans at their core seekers of their own pleasure or cooperative members of society? Paradoxically, they are both. Pleasure-seeking can take place only within the context of what works within a defined community, and central to any community are the evolved codes and principles guiding appropriate behavior, or morality. The complex interaction of morality and self-interest is at the heart of Geoffrey M. Hodgson’s approach to evolutionary economics, which is designed to bring about a better understanding of human behavior.

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