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Title: “Darwinizing Politics”. Politica, regole e società tra evoluzione biologica ed evoluzione culturale
Authors: Marchetti, Jacopo
Keywords: Cultural evolutionevolution of cooperationdarwinian politicsgroup selection theoryHayekmemeticsprosocial behavior
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Jacopo Marchetti, "'Darwinizing Politics'. Politica, regole e società tra evoluzione biologica ed evoluzione culturale" in: "Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics (2020) XXII/2", EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, Trieste, 2020, pp. 695-722
Journal: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics 
Abstract: 
In the last thirty years, it has been identified a theory corresponding to the biological evolution one which concerns the behavioral traits of men and their social organization (institutions, customs, beliefs, social norms, values and technologies). By tracing back the guidelines of cultural evolution and showing how it differs from biological evolution, this paper focuses on the cultural evolution theory and its capability to explain the emergence and the change of rules and institutions at the bottom of social life. In the last part of the paper, recovering F. A. Hayek’s pioneering insights, I will analyze the evolutionary dynamics acting at the level of rules and institutions. I will show, on the one hand, how selection of the rules is driven by a complex process in which emerg-ing macro-systemic effects lend an evolutionary advantage to some human groups and allow us to explain how specific rules have successfully survived over time. On the other hand, I will argue that some behaviors have jointly transformed with the changing of societies by following the increasing degree of complexity in the relationships and human environments.
Type: Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10077/31029
ISSN: 1825-5167
DOI: 10.13137/1825-5167/31029
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internazionale
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