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Evolutionary Worlds without End$
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Henry Plotkin

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199544950

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544950.001.0001

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Further applications of selection theory to aspects of human culture

Further applications of selection theory to aspects of human culture

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(p.141) Chapter 6 Further applications of selection theory to aspects of human culture
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Evolutionary Worlds without End
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Henry Plotkin

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544950.003.006

There are three parts to this chapter. The first deals wih the application of evolutionary theory to economics, and it is concluded that much work is needed if this is to be a successful approach. The second part concerns the evolution of technology, and is built upon Basalla's classic work. The third part reviews co-evolutionary theories, and concludes that the original idea of gene-culture co-evolution should be expanded to a much wider view that takes in all possible forms of coevolution.

Keywords:   evolution and economics, the evolution of technology, co-evolutionary theories

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