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Thesis etd-04092019-194618


Thesis type
Tesi di dottorato di ricerca
Author
MARCHETTI, JACOPO
URN
etd-04092019-194618
Thesis title
Pensare l'ordine. Mente, evoluzionismo e istituzioni nelle "scienze inesatte"
Academic discipline
SPS/01
Course of study
FILOSOFIA
Supervisors
tutor Prof. Cubeddu, Raimondo
correlatore Prof. Rizzello, Salvatore
Keywords
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Cultural Evolution
  • Epistemic Game Theory
  • Evolutionary Game Theory
  • Institutional Change
  • Institutions
  • Philosophy of Social Sciences
  • Spontaneous Order
Graduation session start date
12/04/2019
Availability
Withheld
Release date
12/04/2059
Summary
Understanding the nature of institutions and social norms is a challenge to which economists, political analysts and social scientists have dedicated all their efforts. Recently, some scholars have tried to explore the cognitive mechanisms that help human decision-makers perform the myriad of coordination tasks they face in everyday life. The approach employed in this work consists of a combination of the methods and results from a variety of disciplines (political philosophy, behavioral economics, epistemic game theory, cognitive sciences and evolutionary biology). Following an interdisciplinary method, my dissertation would show that the understanding of institutions and the way they change cannot be separated from the "co-evolution" mechanism of mind, culture and environment, which have a relevant influence on the incentive systems and individual and collective beliefs. Thus, if we consider the relationship between politics and complex-dynamic systems we have to be aware of the limited possibilities to modify the dynamics of a system through legal reforms supported by a "hyper-rationalistic mentality".
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