Economics in the Shadows of Darwin and Marx

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Edward Elgar Publishing, May 14, 2014 - Business & Economics - 265 pages
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'Almost 150 years after their major works were published Darwin and Marx
stand alone as the premier theorists of the evolution of complex living
systems. Hodgson's unique contribution in these essays is to capture the
spirit of these t
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
Marxism Darwinsim Institutionalism
9
2 Darwin and Marx at the Crossroads
11
3 Social Darwinism in Anglophone Academic Journals
34
A Debate with Alex Callinicos
63
Three Essays on Critical Realism
81
5 The Uncritical Political Affinities of Critical Realism
83
6 Contestable Claims by Critical Realism in Economics
99
Habits and Individuals Routines and Institutions
135
8 What Are Institutions?
137
9 The Hidden Persuaders
162
10 The Complex Evolution of a Simple Traffic Convention
179
11 The Nature and Replication of Routines
202
References
216
Index
254
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7 The Problem of Formalism in Economics
116

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