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

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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.

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'... a major contribution to the dialogue on how knowledge of neuroscience can be applied to understanding the functions and effects of economic and social institutions.'
Prof. Daniel S. Levine, University of Texas and past President, International Neural Network Society
'... this will become a classic book.'
Dr. Russell Gardner Jr., Chairman, World Psychiatric Association, Psychotherapy Section
'I consider [his] work to be path-breaking and immensely important. To my knowledge, it has no counterpart in the literature.'
Prof. Kurt Steiner, Stanford University
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306461835
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 6/30/1999
  • Edition description: 1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 134
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.38 (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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