The Consilient Brain: The Bioneurological Basis of Economics, Society, and Politics

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The Consilient Brain: The Bioneurological, Basis of Economics, Society, and Politics expands upon, and takes in new directions, the theme of the author's earlier work The Reciprocal Modular Brain in Economics and Politics, which has been called path-breaking and foundational by expert reviewers in brain science and the social sciences. Drawing on the triune brain concept of Paul MacLean and the needs hierarchy of Abraham Maslow this book creates a new model of behavior. Emerging out of the dynamic between ...
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Overview

The Consilient Brain: The Bioneurological, Basis of Economics, Society, and Politics expands upon, and takes in new directions, the theme of the author's earlier work The Reciprocal Modular Brain in Economics and Politics, which has been called path-breaking and foundational by expert reviewers in brain science and the social sciences. Drawing on the triune brain concept of Paul MacLean and the needs hierarchy of Abraham Maslow this book creates a new model of behavior. Emerging out of the dynamic between self-preservational and affectional or empathic behavior, the book expands on the notion of reciprocity as the pervasive norm of society. Cory's book is an attempt to show that the reciprocal consilient brain is the dynamic shaping mechanism across the multidisciplinary spectrum from evolutionary neuroscience through the alternative social perspectives of anthropology, sociology, economics, political science, and ethics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461348986
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 12/31/2013
  • Edition description: 2nd ed. 2004. Softcover reprint of the original 2nd ed. 2004
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 234
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.- I. The Dynamic of Our Consilient Social Brain.- 2. The Maslow Hierarchy of Needs vs. MacLean’s Triune Brain.- 3. The Conflict Systems Neurobehavioral Model.- 4. The Global-State Algorithms of Reciprocal Behavior.- 5. The Dynamic Equation of Our Neural Architecture.- 6. The Homeostatic Regulation of Our Social Neural Architecture.- 7. The Question of Science: Physics vs. Social.- II. Neural Architecture, Reciprocity And The Market.- 8. Reciprocity and the Evolution of the Market.- 9. The Misrepresentation of Adam Smith.- 10. The Neural Foundations of the Invisible Hand.- 11. The Neural Basis of General Equilibrium Theory.- 12. Friedrich Hayek and Wishful Thinking.- 13. Neural Architecture and Price Theory.- 14. Self-interest and the Self-Reference Fallacy.- 15. Neural Architecture and the Market Calculus.- 16. The Neural Dynamic in Equilibrium Modeling.- III. Neural Architecture In Political Economy And Institutional Economics.- 17. Political Economy: The Neural Dynamic and Scarcity.- 18. Institutions, Organizations, and Reciprocity.- 19. The New Institutional Economics: Williamson and Transaction Cost Economics.- 20. The New Institutional Economics: The Perspective of Douglass North.- IV. Neural Architecture In Social Structure And Global Politics.- 21. Evolution, Science, and Society.- 22. Inclusive Social Fitness and Evolutionary Neuroscience.- 23. The Neural Dynamic, Exchange, and Social Structure.- 24. The Neural Dynamic and Our Political Choices.- 25. Global Politics, Reciprocity, and the CSN Model.- V. The Neural Foundations Of Justice, Morals, And Ethics.- 26. The Concept of Justice.- 27. Our Moral Consciousness.- 28. The CSN Model vs. the Maslow Hierarchy.- 29. Conclusion.- Appendix I. The Mismeasure of MacLean.- Appendix II. A New Paradigm for Thinking about Global Economics and Politics.- References.

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