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The evolution of cultural entities

Author: John M Ziman; Margaret A Boden; Michael Wheeler
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press for the British Academy, ©2002.
Series: Proceedings of the British Academy, 112
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since Darwin, scholars have noted that cultural entities such as languages, laws, firms, and theories seem to 'evolve' through sequences of variation, selection, and replication, in many ways just  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John M Ziman; Margaret A Boden; Michael Wheeler
ISBN: 0197262627 9780197262627
OCLC Number: 876380845
Description: x, 221 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Selectionist Reasoning as a Tool of Thought ; Heritable Variation and Competitive Selection as the Mechanism of Sociocultural Evolution ; Between Development and Evolution: How to Model Cultural Change ; Between Evolution and History: Biology, Culture and the Myth of Human Origins ; An Integrating Scaffold: Toward an Autonomy-Theoretic Modelling of Cultural Change ; Culture ; Learning from Culture ; Choosing the Selectors ; Evolutionary Theorizing in Economics ; The Evolution of Technological Knowledge: Reflections on Technological Innovation as an Evolutionary Process ; Idiosyncratic Production Regimes: Co-evolution of Economic and Legal Institutions in the Varieties of Capitalism ; The Evolution of Education: Change and Reform ; The Evolution of Merged Culture, Genes and Computing Artefacts
Series Title: Proceedings of the British Academy, 112
Responsibility: edited by Michael Wheeler, John Ziman & Margaret A. Boden.

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