Economics In The Shadows Of Darwin And Marx
Essays on Institutional and Evolutionary Themes
Geoffrey M. Hodgson, Research Professor in Business Studies, University of Hertfordshire, UK
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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.
Contents: Preface 1. Introduction Part I: Marxism, Darwinism, Institutionalism 2. Darwin and Marx at the Crossroads 3. Social Darwinism in Anglophone Academic Journals 4. Institutionalism versus Marxism: A Debate with Alex Callinicos Part II: Three Essays on Critical Realism 5. The Uncritical Political Affinities of Critical Realism 6. Contestable Claims by Critical Realism in Economics 7. The Problem of Formalism in Economics Part III: Habits and Individuals: Routines and Institutions 8. What are Institutions? 9. The Hidden Persuaders 10. The Complex Evolution of a Simple Traffic Convention 11. The Nature and Replication of Routines References Index