Towards a Unity of the Human Behavioral Sciences

@inproceedings{Gintis2004TowardsAU,
  title={Towards a Unity of the Human Behavioral Sciences},
  author={Herbert Gintis},
  booktitle={Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science},
  year={2004}
}
Despite their distinct objects of study, the human behavioral sciences all include models of individual human behavior. Unity in the behavioral sciences requires that there be a common underlying model of individual human behavior, specialized and enriched to meet the particular needs of each discipline. Such unity does not exist, and cannot be easily attained, since the various disciplines have incompatible models and disparate research methodologies. Yet recent theoretical and empirical… CONTINUE READING

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