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Darwin's Conjecture [electronic resource] : The Search for General Principles of Social and Economic Evolution.

By: Contributor(s): Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9780226346908Publication details: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010.ISBN:
  • 9780226346922
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Darwin's Conjecture : The Search for General Principles of Social and Economic EvolutionDDC classification:
  • 303.4 303.4
LOC classification:
  • HM631 .H634 2010
  • HM631.H634 2010
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Contents:
Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction: The Challenge of Darwinism for the Social Sciences; 2. Generalizing Darwinism; 3. Rivals and Rebuttals; 4. The Lamarckian Confusion; 5. The Principle of Selection and Its Application to Social Evolution; 6. Information, Complexity, and Generative Replication; 7. From Group Selection to Organizational Interactors; 8. Major Information Transitions in Social Evolution; 9. Conclusions and Agenda for Future Research; Glossary; References; Index;
Summary: Of paramount importance to the natural sciences, the principles of Darwinism, which involve variation, inheritance, and selection, are increasingly of interest to social scientists as well. But no one has provided a truly rigorous account of how the principles apply to the evolution of human society-until now.In Darwin's Conjecture, Geoffrey Hodgson and Thorbjørn Knudsen reveal how the British naturalist's core concepts apply to a wide range of phenomena, including business practices, legal systems, technology, and even science itself. They also critique some prominent objections to applying D
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Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction: The Challenge of Darwinism for the Social Sciences; 2. Generalizing Darwinism; 3. Rivals and Rebuttals; 4. The Lamarckian Confusion; 5. The Principle of Selection and Its Application to Social Evolution; 6. Information, Complexity, and Generative Replication; 7. From Group Selection to Organizational Interactors; 8. Major Information Transitions in Social Evolution; 9. Conclusions and Agenda for Future Research; Glossary; References; Index;

Of paramount importance to the natural sciences, the principles of Darwinism, which involve variation, inheritance, and selection, are increasingly of interest to social scientists as well. But no one has provided a truly rigorous account of how the principles apply to the evolution of human society-until now.In Darwin's Conjecture, Geoffrey Hodgson and Thorbjørn Knudsen reveal how the British naturalist's core concepts apply to a wide range of phenomena, including business practices, legal systems, technology, and even science itself. They also critique some prominent objections to applying D