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Tesi etd-04092019-194618


Thesis type
Tesi di dottorato di ricerca
Author
MARCHETTI, JACOPO
URN
etd-04092019-194618
Title
Pensare l'ordine. Mente, evoluzionismo e istituzioni nelle "scienze inesatte"
Settore scientifico disciplinare
SPS/01
Corso di studi
FILOSOFIA
Commissione
tutor Prof. Cubeddu, Raimondo
correlatore Prof. Rizzello, Salvatore
Parole chiave
  • Philosophy of Social Sciences
  • Institutional Change
  • Institutions
  • Evolutionary Game Theory
  • Epistemic Game Theory
  • Cultural Evolution
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Spontaneous Order
Data inizio appello
12/04/2019;
Consultabilità
parziale
Data di rilascio
12/04/2022
Riassunto analitico
Thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, University of Florence - University of Pisa, XXXI cycle (2015-2018).


SINOSSI

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 that they face in their everyday lives. The approach employed in this work consists in a combinations of the methods and results taken from a variety of disciplines (political philosophy, behavioral economics, epistemic game theory, cognitive sciences, evolutionary biology). Following this interdisciplinary method, I argue 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 big influence both on the incentive systems and individual and collective beliefs. As I try to demonstrate in the final part of the work, if we take into consideration 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".

Referees Committee: Prof. Cevolani, Gustavo; Prof. Di Iorio, Francesco.
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