David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Biology and Philosophy 27 (2):287-297 (2012)
The revised edition of Paul Seabright’s The Company of Strangers is critically reviewed. Seabright aims to help non-economists participating in the cross-disciplinary study of the evolution of human sociality appreciate the potential value that can be added by economists. Though the book includes nicely constructed and vivid essays on a range of economic topics, in its main ambition it largely falls short. The most serious problem is endorsement of the so-called strong reciprocity hypothesis that has been promoted by several prominent economists, but does not pass muster with biologists
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
George A. Akerlof & Robert J. Shiller (2009). Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism. Princeton University Press.
Michael Bacharach (2006). Beyond Individual Choice: Teams and Frames in Game Theory. Princeton University Press.
Jerome Barkow, Leda Cosmides & John Tooby (eds.) (1992). The Adapted Mind: Evolutionary Psychology and the Generation of Culture. Oxford University Press.
K. G. Binmore (2005). Natural Justice. Oxford University Press.
Glenn W. Harrison (2008). Neuroeconomics: A Critical Reconsideration. Economics and Philosophy 24 (3):303-344.
Citations of this work BETA
Werner Callebaut (2011). Peering Up Above the Malthusian Abyss. Biological Theory 6 (2):103-105.
Similar books and articles
Ben Fraser (2011). Explaining Strong Reciprocity: Cooperation, Competition, and Partner Choice. [REVIEW] Biological Theory 6 (2):113-119.
Don Ross (2006). Evolutionary Game Theory and the Normative Theory of Institutional Design: Binmore and Behavioral Economics. Politics, Philosophy and Economics 5 (1):51-79.
Uskali Mäki (ed.) (2001). The Economic World View: Studies in the Ontology of Economics. Cambridge University Press.
Robert G. Fabian (1972). Human Behavior in Deductive Social Theory: The Example of Economics. Inquiry 15 (1-4):411 – 433.
Filippo Cesarano (2006). Economic History and Economic Theory. Journal of Economic Methodology 13 (4):447-467.
John Broome (1999). Ethics Out of Economics. Cambridge University Press.
Collin Rice & Joshua Smart (2011). Interdisciplinary Modeling: A Case Study of Evolutionary Economics. Biology and Philosophy 26 (5):655-675.
Tony Lawson (1997). Economics and Reality. Routledge.
Harold Kincaid & Don Ross (eds.) (2009). The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Economics. Oxford University Press.
Jean-Baptiste Fleury (2012). The Evolving Notion of Relevance: An Historical Perspective to the 'Economics Made Fun' Movement. Journal of Economic Methodology 19 (3):303-316.
Richard Bronk (2009). The Romantic Economist: Imagination in Economics. Cambridge University Press.
Lawrence A. Boland (1998). Situational Analysis Beyond Neoclassical Economists. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 28 (4):515-521.
John Lodewijks (1994). Anthropologists and Economists: Conflict or Cooperation? Journal of Economic Methodology 1 (1):81-104.
Herbert Gintis (2011). The Future of Behavioral Game Theory. Mind and Society 10 (2):97-102.
Added to index2011-03-17
Total downloads24 ( #80,840 of 1,413,333 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #154,079 of 1,413,333 )
How can I increase my downloads?