Essays on Economic Change and its Theory
Chapter 2: A "Darwinian Revolution" in Economics?
In recent reappraisals of what has come to be labeled the "Darwinian revolution" at the turn of the century in biology there is a broad agreement that Darwin's formulation of the theory of the evolution of life on earth and the descent of species amounted to no less than the establishment of an entirely new scientific research program which rivaled the then dominant Newtonian world view (see MAYR [1991, ch. 5]).
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