The Reciprocal Modular Brain in Economics and Politics: Shaping the Rational and Moral Basis of Organization, Exchange, and Choice / Edition 1

The Reciprocal Modular Brain in Economics and Politics: Shaping the Rational and Moral Basis of Organization, Exchange, and Choice / Edition 1

by Gerald A. Cory Jr.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0306461838

ISBN-13: 9780306461835

Pub. Date: 06/30/1999

Publisher: Springer US

This book draws on the research and insights of Paul MacLean in his bo ok, The Triune Brain, as well as the work of Abraham Maslow, to show t hat reciprocity, not conflict, is the endpoint of human development. A s such, Cory uses neuroscience as the bridge between the natural and t he social sciences. The modular view of the computational brain is tie d to

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This book draws on the research and insights of Paul MacLean in his bo ok, The Triune Brain, as well as the work of Abraham Maslow, to show t hat reciprocity, not conflict, is the endpoint of human development. A s such, Cory uses neuroscience as the bridge between the natural and t he social sciences. The modular view of the computational brain is tie d to insights of evolutionary biology. Strongly endorsed by Edward O. Wilson, Paul MacLean, and Kurt Steiner.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306461835
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
06/30/1999
Edition description:
1999
Pages:
134
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.01(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. The Maslow Hierarchy of Needs vs. MacLean's Triune Brain. 3. MacLean's Triune Brain Concept: In Praise and Appraisal. 4. Toward a New Neurobehavioral Model. 5. The Reciprocal Nature of Behavior. 6. The Conflict Systems Neurobehavioral Model vs. the Maslow Hierarchy. 7. The Reciprocal Algorithms of Behavior and the Norm of Reciprocity. 8. Empathy in Economics: Anthropological and Sociological-Perspectives. 9. Rational Choice Theory Contra the Human Mammal. 10. Political Economy: The Reciprocal Brain and the Management and Creation of Scarcity. 11. Institutions, Organizations, and Reciprocity. 12. The New Institutional Economics: Williamson and Transaction Costs Economics. 13. The New Institutional Economics: The Perspective of Douglass North. 14. Do All the Children Have Shoes? The Contrived Nature of Demand and Supply in Modern Economics. 15. The Reciprocal Equation in Behavior, Social, and Economic Exchange: An interim Summing Up. 16. The Culture Bound Nature of American Economic Theory. 17. Public Choice Theory and Political Science. 18. Conclusion. Bibliography. Index.

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