Why Hayek is a Darwinian (after all)? Hayek and Darwin on socialJournal of Economic Behavior and Organisation (2009)
AbstractThis article proposes to reassess Hayek’s theory of cultural evolution in the light of Darwin’s Descent of Man. It is shown that Hayek and Darwin refers to the same theory of human nature which is borrowed from the founding fathers of political economy, Hume and Smith. Their respective conceptions of order, as well as the mechanisms and the product of evolution are then the consequence of this theory of human nature.
- Cultural evolution,
- Biological evolution,
Citation InformationAlain Marciano. "Why Hayek is a Darwinian (after all)? Hayek and Darwin on social" Journal of Economic Behavior and Organisation Vol. 71 (2009)
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