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Cultural evolution keeps on coming, in books as well as articles.

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Not only articles, but also increasingly books on Darwinian-style cultural, social and economic evolution are being published. Great! In addition to ones previously mentioned here such as Runciman 2009, Blute 2010 and Hodgson & Knudsen 2010 – on my desk right now are:

Kate Distin. 2011. Cultural Evolution. Cambridge University Press.

Robert H. Frank. 2011. The Darwin Economy: Liberty, Competition, and the Common Good. Princeton University Press.

Maria Kronfeldner. 2011. Darwinian Creativity and Memetics. Acumen Publishing Ltd.

Alex Mesoudi. 2011. Cultural Evolution: How Darwinian Theory Can Explain Human Culture & Synthesize the Social Sciences. University of Chicago Press.

I haven’t read all four of these yet, but will be and am looking forward to it!

Written by Marion Blute

October 11, 2011 at 3:43 pm

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  1. Kronfeldner is a critic who is opposed to the enterprise. For more proponents (from 2011) perhaps see: Zarella, D. (2011) Zarrella’s Hierarchy of Contagiousness – Bentley, A, Earls, M, O’Brien, M. J. (2011) I’ll Have What She’s Having – Ridley, M. (2011) The Rational Optimist – Scaglia, B. (2011) From Yuppies to Rickrolling: The Evolution of Cultural and Internet Memes and the Theory of Memetics – and Tyler, T. (2011) Memetics: Memes and the Science of Cultural Evolution.

    Tim Tyler

    October 12, 2011 at 12:31 pm

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