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Evolution, Time, Production and the Environment

  • Malte Faber
  • John L. R. Proops

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Aims

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Malte Faber, John L. R. Proops
      Pages 3-13
  3. Evolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Malte Faber, John L. R. Proops
      Pages 17-42
    3. Malte Faber, John L. R. Proops
      Pages 43-58
  4. Time

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Malte Faber, John L. R. Proops
      Pages 61-80
    3. Malte Faber, John L. R. Proops
      Pages 81-92
    4. Malte Faber, John L. R. Proops
      Pages 93-103
  5. Ignorance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Malte Faber, John L. R. Proops
      Pages 107-133
  6. Production and Innovation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Malte Faber, John L. R. Proops
      Pages 137-148
    3. Malte Faber, John L. R. Proops
      Pages 149-185
    4. Malte Faber, John L. R. Proops
      Pages 186-215
    5. Malte Faber, John L. R. Proops
      Pages 216-253
  7. Final Thoughts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Malte Faber, John L. R. Proops
      Pages 257-269
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 270-288

About this book

Introduction

This second edition is brought about by two factors. First, the initial printing sold out much more rapidly than we expected. Second, several colleagues have been kind enough to suggest that this book not only has a contribution to make to ecological economics, but also has relevance to economics general. Thus our OUf distinction distinction between between genotypic genotypic and phenotypic evolution may be used to characterise not only economic sectors, but also whole economies, and in particular economic schools of thought. For instance, the Austrian subjectivist school deals explicitly with ignorance and the emergence of novelty, and may therefore be used to analyse genotypic development. In contrast, neoclassical economics deals principally with phenotypic development. When Dr. Müller Muller of Springer-Verlag suggested the production of a second edition, we were therefore pleased that this book might remain available. Several readers and in particular reviewers of the first edition remarked, in one way or the other, that they had questions concerning several of our OUf concepts, concepts, such as genotype, phenotype, ignorance, surprise, sUlprise, novelty, novelty, knowledge, knowledge, predictable predictable and unpredictable processes etc. Of course, all these concepts are of importance for evolution in general and for invention and innovation of new techniques in particular. We therefore considered some modifications and extensions of the original text, but on the advice of colleagues, have restricted oUfselves ourselves to correcting mistakes that crept into the first edition and to two extensions ofthe of the text, text, one major, one smaller.

Keywords

Environmental and Resource Economics Evolutionary Economics Evolutionäre Ökonomie Kapitaltheorie Umweltökonomie environment

Authors and affiliations

  • Malte Faber
    • 1
  • John L. R. Proops
    • 2
  1. 1.Alfred-Weber-Institut für Sozial- und StaatswissenschaftenUniversität HeidelbergHeidelberg 1Germany
  2. 2.Department of Economics and Management ScienceUniversity of KeeleStaffordshireUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-03624-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-58044-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03624-2
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