Economics in the shadows of Darwin and Marx essays on institutional and evolutionary themes

Economics in the Shadows of Darwin and Marx examines the legacies of these two giants of thought for the social sciences in the twenty-first century

Main Author: Hodgson, Geoffrey Martin
Corporate Author: Edward Elgar Publishing
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cheltenham [England] Edward Elgar c2006
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Collection: Edward Elgar eBooks Archive 1993-2015 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Economics in the Shadows of Darwin and Marx examines the legacies of these two giants of thought for the social sciences in the twenty-first century
Introduction -- Marxism, Darwinism, institutionalism -- Darwin and Marx at the crossroads -- Social Darwinism in anglophone academic journals -- Institutionalism versus Marxism : a debate with Alex Callinicos -- Three essays on critical realism -- The uncritical political affinities of critical realism -- Contestable claims by for critical realism in economics -- The problem of formalism in economics -- Habits and individuals; routines and institutions -- What are institutions? -- The hidden persuaders -- The complex evolution of a simple traffic convention -- The nature and replication of routines
Physical Description:viii, 265 p ill. (some col.)
ISBN:1845424972
9781845424978
9781847206190
9781781007563