Thinking about order without thought: The lifetime contributions of Gordon Tullock

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Philosophers tend to think of them as "conventions." Economists and some biologists conceive of them as "spontaneous orders," a concept discussed at some length in other papers in this issue. Perhaps the most general conception is "systems" theory, with roots in many disciplines. Many scholars in the sciences have tried to advance their research agendas by bringing systems theory to the study of human civilization. Gordon Tullock, a scholar who in the future will be recognized as someone well ahead of his own time, traveled the reverse path, in many cases being the first to suggest that the path even exists. © 2008 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Munger, M

Published Date

  • April 1, 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 135 / 1-2

Start / End Page

  • 79 - 88

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0048-5829

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11127-008-9283-0

Citation Source

  • Scopus