Natural Science/Environment

Culture, Cooperation, and Evolution


The conference explored recent evolutionist approaches to the study of societies, focusing on their relatively distinct views of human nature, the limits of human knowledge, and the basis of social cooperation.


Conference Readings

Boyd, Robert. A Different Kind of Animal. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017.

Frank, Robert. The Darwin Economy. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012.

Hayek, F. A. Law, Legislation and Liberty, Volume 3: The Political Order of a Free People [Phoenix series]. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1979.

Hayek, F. A. Law, Legislation and Liberty, Volume 1: Rules and Order [Phoenix series]. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1973.

Hayek, F. A. The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek, Volume I: The Fatal Conceit: The Errors of Socialism. Edited by W. W. Bartley III. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1988.

Henrich, Joseph. The Secret of Our Success. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016.

Muthukrishna, Michael and Joseph Henrich. “Innovation in the Collective Brain.” Philosophical Transaction of the Royal Society (2016): 1-14.

Richerson, Peter and Robert Boyd. Not by Genes Alone. Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2004.

Ridley, Matt. The Origins of Virtue: Human Instincts and the Evolution of Cooperation. New York: Penguin, 1998.

Smith, Adam. La teoria de los sentimientos morales. Translated by Carlos Rodríguez Braun. Madrid: Alianza Editorial, 2004.