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Sociobiology and Bioeconomics : The Theory of Evolution in Biological and Economic Theory - Peter Koslowski

Sociobiology and Bioeconomics

The Theory of Evolution in Biological and Economic Theory

By: Peter Koslowski (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 18th February 1999
ISBN: 9783540653806
Number Of Pages: 341

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The theory of evolution and Neo-Darwinian biological theory extend their analysis in sociobiology from the life sciences and the animal societies to human societies. Sociobiology as a unifying theory of the social interaction within and between species has led to an integration of economic analysis into biology. The economy of nature has become the subject of bioeconomics which in turn transferred biological analysis to the human economy. Evolution, competition, selection, and cooperation are phenomena common to the economy of nature and human economy. The inclusion of economic and cultural theory in evolution theory raises the question whether the Neo-Darwinian Synthesis with its exclusive concern with somatic heredity is able to incorporate developmental systems of the human economy and of cultural heredity. A new synthesis of the natural and the social sciences is in the making.

Preface
Sociobiology, Theory of Evolution, and Bioeconomics Introductionp. 1
Neo-Darwinian Synthesis, Sociobiology, and the Economy of Nature
Darwinian Monism: The Economy of Naturep. 7
Coercionp. 25
Does the Second Law of Thermodynamics Refute the Neo-Darwinian Synthesis?p. 50
Natural Selection and Developmental Systems: Redrawing the Boundaries Between Genetic and Non-Genetic Factors of Evolution
Evolutionary and Developmental Formation: Politics of the Boundaryp. 79
The Gene Is Dead - Long Live the Gene! Conceptualizing Genes the Constructionist Wayp. 105
Redrawing the Boundaries Between the Narratives of Evolutionary Biology and the Narratives of Hermeneutics, Mythology, and Philosophy
The Role of Hermeneutics in Biologyp. 141
Science and Mythology: a New "metaxu"?p. 173
What Is the Impact of a Philosophically Based Criticism of Socio-Biology on the Sientific Community?p. 183
Synergetics, Symbiosis and Cooperation in Sociology and Biology
Synergetics in Sociology and Biologyp. 199
Symbiosis, Mutualism and Cooperation in Biological Evolutionp. 219
Evolutionary Biology and Economic Theory
Are Economic Systems Like Organisms?p. 237
Darwinism and Economic Theoryp. 259
Evolutionary Economics and Evolutionary Biologyp. 279
Conclusion
The Theory of Evolution as Sociobiology and Bioeconomics A Critique of Its Claim to Totalityp. 301
List of Authorsp. 329
Index of Namesp. 331
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ISBN: 9783540653806
ISBN-10: 3540653805
Series: Studies in Economic Ethics and Philosophy
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 341
Published: 18th February 1999
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.64