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Title:Newton vs Darwin in 19th century economics / BEBR No. 489
Author(s):Brandis, Royall
Contributor(s):University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. College of Commerce and Business Administration
Economic history.
Issue Date:1978
Publisher:[Urbana, Ill.] : College of Commerce and Business Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
Series/Report:Faculty working papers ; no. 489
Description:Includes bibliographical references (leaves 24-28).
"This essay presents an overview of the attitudes of leading nineteenth century economists towards the adoption of an analogy to natural science as an appropriate model for economics. This involved a choice between physical science and biological science as well as a rejection of earlier roots in social philosophy. The impact of Darwinian evolutionary theory in the last four decades of the century created serious differences over this question of method."
Rights Information:Copyright 1978 Board of Trustees University of Illinois.
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-09-15
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Identifier in Online Catalog:311660
OCLC Identifier:(OCoLC)ocm04950702

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