orignal paper: Beyond natural selection and divine intervention: The Lamarckian implication of Adam Smith's invisible hand

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Elias L. Khalil;
  • Subject: Origin-from-accident - Origin-from-Deity - Origin-from-purposeful-action - Parent-child love - Sympathy - General rules - Admiration and social rank - Class-biased viewpoint - Public image - Stoicism - Organization order
    • jel: jel:D4

Adam Smith's invisible hand metaphor (IH) is examined in light of two different accounts of the origin of traits: Charles Darwin's theory of evolutionary optimization and William Paley's theory of divine intervention. Smith's stand supersedes both accounts. For Smith, i... View more
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