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By Jon Elster

Technical swap, outlined because the manufacture and amendment of instruments, is mostly idea to have performed a huge position within the evolution of clever lifestyles on the earth, corresponding to that of language. during this quantity, first released in 1983, Jon Elster techniques the examine of technical swap from an epistemological viewpoint. He first units out the most equipment of medical clarification after which applies these tips on how to the various relevant theories of technical switch. specifically, Elster considers neoclassical, evolutionary, and Marxist theories, when additionally devoting a bankruptcy to Joseph Schumpeter's influential conception.

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