Darwin's Conjecture: The Search for General Principles of Social and Economic Evolution

Darwin's Conjecture: The Search for General Principles of Social and Economic Evolution


Of paramount significance to the average sciences, the foundations of Darwinism, which contain edition, inheritance, and choice, are more and more of curiosity to social scientists to boot. yet not anyone has supplied a really rigorous account of the way the rules follow to the evolution of human society—until now.

In Darwin’s Conjecture, Geoffrey Hodgson and Thorbjørn Knudsen display how the British naturalist’s center recommendations observe to a variety of phenomena, together with company practices, criminal platforms, expertise, or even technological know-how itself. additionally they critique a few widespread objections to utilising Darwin to social technology, arguing that eventually Darwinism features as a common theoretical framework for exciting additional inquiry. Social scientists who undertake a Darwinian procedure, they contend, can then use it to border and support enhance new explanatory theories and predictive models.

This actually pathbreaking workat lengthy final makes the robust conceptual instruments of Darwin on hand to the social sciences and should be welcomed by way of students and scholars from a number disciplines.

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