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dc.contributor.authorHodgson, Geoffrey M.
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-02T15:01:09Z
dc.date.available2012-08-02T15:01:09Z
dc.date.issued2012-06
dc.identifier.citationHodgson , G M 2012 , ' Toward an evolutionary and moral science remarks upon receipt of the Veblen-Commons Award ' , Journal of Economic Issues , vol. 46 , no. 2 , pp. 265-275 . https://doi.org/10.2753/JEI0021-3624460202
dc.identifier.issn0021-3624
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/8785
dc.description.abstractThorstein Veblen asked in 1898 why economics is not an evolutionary science; he also proposed a Darwinian paradigm shift for economics. Among the implications reviewed here was his claim that Darwinian principles applied to social entities as well as to biological phenomena. It is also argued that economists have additional reasons for taking Darwinian evolution seriously. Recent work on the evolution of altruism, cooperation and morality show that we are on the brink of developing an evolutionary-grounded theory of human motivation that breaks from the selfish utility-maximizer lambasted by Veblen. This new theory accepts a biological as well as a cultural foundation for moral dispositions. As noted here, the neglected British institutional economist John A. Hobson - who was an acquaintance of Veblen - foreshadowed this approach.en
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dc.titleToward an evolutionary and moral science remarks upon receipt of the Veblen-Commons Awarden
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Accounting, Finance and Economics
dc.contributor.institutionSocial Sciences, Arts & Humanities Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionGroup for Research in Organisational Evolution
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research on Management, Economy and Society
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