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dc.contributor.authorLevit, Georgy S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHossfeld, Uween_US
dc.contributor.authorWitt, Ulrichen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-18en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-24T15:43:50Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-24T15:43:50Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:gbv:27-20110628-132447-0en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/57530-
dc.description.abstractIt has been suggested that, by generalizing Darwinian principles, a common foundation can be derived for all scientific disciplines dealing with evolutionary processes, especially for evolutionary economics. In this paper we show, however, that the principles of such a Generalized Darwinism are not those that in the development of evolutionary biology have been crucial for distinguishing Darwinian from non-Darwinian approaches and, hence, cannot be considered genuinely Darwinian. Moreover, we wonder how Generalized Darwinism can be made fruitful for evolutionary economics given that its principles are but an abstract hull that does not suffice to explain actual evolutionary processes in the economy. To that end specific hypotheses are required which neither follow from, nor are necessarily compatible with, the suggested abstract principles. Accordingly, we find little evidence in the literature for the claim that Generalized Darwinism can enhance the explanatory power of an evolutionary approach to economics.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMax-Planck-Inst. für Ökonomik Jenaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPapers on economics and evolution 1007en_US
dc.subject.jelB25en_US
dc.subject.jelB40en_US
dc.subject.jelB52en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordDarwinismen_US
dc.subject.keywordevolutionen_US
dc.subject.keywordevolutionary economicsen_US
dc.subject.keyword'Generalized Darwinism'en_US
dc.subject.keywordvariationen_US
dc.subject.keywordselectionen_US
dc.subject.keywordretentionen_US
dc.subject.stwBioökonomiken_US
dc.subject.stwEvolutionsökonomiken_US
dc.titleCan Darwinism be 'generalized' and of what use would this be?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn636882659en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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