The Production of Seriousness

The Metaphysics of Economic Reason

  • Authors
  • Claes¬†Gustafsson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Claes Gustafsson
    Pages 1-15
  3. Claes Gustafsson
    Pages 16-49
  4. Claes Gustafsson
    Pages 50-98
  5. Claes Gustafsson
    Pages 99-125
  6. Claes Gustafsson
    Pages 126-173
  7. Claes Gustafsson
    Pages 174-197
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 198-219

About this book


This book is about the roots of managerial rationality. A theoretical base, founded on the concept of 'memetics' is developed in order to explain human thinking and human reason as products of cultural evolution. Cultural change and development are explained by simple, value-driven memetic mechanisms like 'ritualization' and 'extremization'.


Assimilation Common Sense evolution metaphysics nature truth

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