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From pleasure machines to moral communities : an evolutionary economics without homo economicus, Geoffrey M. Hodgson

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From pleasure machines to moral communities : an evolutionary economics without homo economicus
Title
From pleasure machines to moral communities
Title remainder
an evolutionary economics without homo economicus
Statement of responsibility
Geoffrey M. Hodgson
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Language
eng
Summary
Are humans at their core seekers of their own pleasure or cooperative members of society? Paradoxically, they are both. Pleasure-seeking can take place only within the context of what works within a defined community, and central to any community are the evolved codes and principles guiding appropriate behavior, or morality. The complex interaction of morality and self-interest is at the heart of Geoffrey M. Hodgson's approach to evolutionary economics, which is designed to bring about a better understanding of human behavior. In From Pleasure Machines to Moral Communities, Hodgson casts a critical eye on neoclassical individualism, its foundations and flaws, and turns to recent insights from research on the evolutionary bases of human behavior. He focuses his attention on the evolution of morality, its meaning, why it came about, and how it influences human attitudes and behavior. This more nuanced understanding sets the stage for a fascinating investigation of its implications on a range of pressing issues drawn from diverse environments, including the business world and crucial policy realms like health care and ecology. This book provides a valuable complement to Hodgson's earlier work with Thorbjørn Knudsen on evolutionary economics in Darwin's Conjecture, extending the evolutionary outlook to include moral and policy-related issues
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ICU/DLC
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1946-
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Hodgson, Geoffrey Martin
Dewey number
330.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HB72
LC item number
.H655 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Economics
  • Economic man
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From pleasure machines to moral communities : an evolutionary economics without homo economicus, Geoffrey M. Hodgson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-289) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : economic man and beyond -- Meanings of methodological individualism -- Rationality and cooperation -- The nature of morality -- The evolution of morality -- Morality and cooperation in business -- The economics of corruption and the corruption of economics -- Human needs and moral motivations in health economics -- From utilitarianism to evolution in ecological economics -- Toward an evolutionary and institutional approach to policy
Control code
781279005
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 305 pages
Isbn
9780226922713
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2012010481
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021537720
Other physical details
illustations
System control number
(OCoLC)781279005
Label
From pleasure machines to moral communities : an evolutionary economics without homo economicus, Geoffrey M. Hodgson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : economic man and beyond -- Meanings of methodological individualism -- Rationality and cooperation -- The nature of morality -- The evolution of morality -- Morality and cooperation in business -- The economics of corruption and the corruption of economics -- Human needs and moral motivations in health economics -- From utilitarianism to evolution in ecological economics -- Toward an evolutionary and institutional approach to policy
Control code
781279005
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 305 pages
Isbn
9780226922713
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2012010481
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021537720
Other physical details
illustations
System control number
(OCoLC)781279005

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