From Pleasure Machines to Moral Communities: An Evolutionary Economics Without Homo Economicus

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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 ...

From Pleasure Machines to Moral Communities: An Evolutionary Economics Without Homo Economicus 2012, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226922713

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