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Comment on “Homo Socialis: An Analytical Core for Sociological Theory”

Alan G. Isaac, Department of Economics, American University, USA, aisaac@american.edu
 
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Alan G. Isaac (2015), "Comment on “Homo Socialis: An Analytical Core for Sociological Theory”", Review of Behavioral Economics: Vol. 2: No. 1-2, pp 113-121. http://dx.doi.org/10.1561/105.00000022

Published: 29 Jul 2015
© 2015 A. G. Isaac
 
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B41B52C62
Analytical coreComplex adaptive systemGeneral equilibrium
 

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In this article:
Introduction
Analytical Core for Sociology
Complex Adaptive System
Equilibrium
Gene-Culture Coevolution
Rational Actor
Norms
Conclusion
References

Abstract

Gintis and Helbing (2015) propose to develop an analytical core for sociology. We review the scope and success of their proposals. We conclude that their project cannot constitute an analytical core for sociological theory, but it does set forth important enhancements of economic theory.

DOI:10.1561/105.00000022