Why the social sciences should be based in evolutionary theory: the example of geoeconomics and intelligence studies

Klaus Solberg Söilen

Abstract


This article gathers arguments for why the social sciences should be based in
evolutionary theory by showing the shortcomings of the current paradigm based on the study of physics. Two examples are used, the study of intelligence studies and geoeconomics. After a presentation of the geoeconomics literature and an explanation of what the organic view of the social sciences is, we follow the study of economics as it developed after the Second World War to see where it went wrong and why.


Keywords


Evolutionary theory, Economics, Geoeconomics, Intelligence Studies

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