Humankind in Civilization's Extended Order: A Tragedy, The First Part

20 Pages Posted: 23 Jan 2015 Last revised: 8 May 2017

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Bart J. Wilson

Chapman University - Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy; Chapman University - Economic Science Institute (ESI); Chapman University, The Dale E. Fowler School of Law

Date Written: March 13, 2015

Abstract

This article is a short, scientific narrative of the labyrinthian human career, of humankind's place in the natural order of the world, and of the evolution of moral rules and rule-following that make the extended order of civilization possible. It is a Goethean story of the human condition that postulates the common origins of and modern tension between Pleistocene and Anthropocene morality. And it is a Hayekian story of human universals and the uniqueness of Homo sapiens that explicates some necessary but not sufficient conditions for our prosperity.

Keywords: biological anthropology, envy, evolutionary moral rules, exchange

JEL Classification: D6, D7, O00, P00, Z1

Suggested Citation

Wilson, Bart J., Humankind in Civilization's Extended Order: A Tragedy, The First Part (March 13, 2015). Supreme Court Economic Review, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2553581 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2553581

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Chapman University - Economic Science Institute (ESI) ( email )

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Orange, CA 92866
United States
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Chapman University, The Dale E. Fowler School of Law ( email )

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Orange, CA 92866-1099
United States
(714) 628-7306 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www1.chapman.edu/~bjwilson/

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