Unified Theory of Capitalism and Bio-Economics

  • Adolfo FigueroaEmail author


The aim of this essay is to propose—or to make it explicit—the foundations of bio-economics. To give bio-economics an epistemological justification. Science is epistemology. The alpha–beta method will be applied to undertake this task. The primary assumptions (alpha propositions) of the bio-economic theory is thus formulated. Then, the empirically falsifiable predictions of the theory through an oversimplified model (beta propositions) are derived, which are confronted against basic facts. The essay ends with some reflections about the place of bio-economics in the evolution of the science of economics and about its relation with the unified theory of capitalism.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Economics DepartmentPontifical Catholic University of PeruLima, LimaPeru

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