five principles for the unification of the behavioral sciences

I love any good effort at grand unification — here’s Herbert Gintis, rather ambitiously, lecturing on “Five Principles for the Unification of the Behavioral Sciences.” Here’s the paper with the same title.

My favorite quote from the talk: “All of life is game theory.”

Update:  A version of this paper was published in Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

Written by teppo

April 27, 2010 at 8:40 pm

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  1. Amen. Love unification efforts and that quote. I just bought Gintis’s Bounds of Reason last week, and now I’m even more excited to read it.


    Mike M.

    April 27, 2010 at 10:43 pm

  2. […] April 28, 2010 by Michal Just as I published the last post on the Handbook I saw this on Quite a synchronisation… Very interesting talk by Gintis on the topic I […]


  3. […] we want to be unified? Teppo Felin already blogged this at Org Theory but I thought I’d raise one question about Herb Gintis’s proposal for the unification […]


  4. Perhaps the people at Arts & Letters Daily read orgtheory. Today they linked to a review of Bounds of reason in American Scientist.



    April 29, 2010 at 3:38 pm

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