The Neural Foundations of the Invisible Hand

  • Gerald A. CoryJr.


In this chapter the consilient social brain takes on an icon of economic lore—the invisible hand. As a staple of economic theory, it appears in every economics textbook and in many books on free enterprise and business. We even hear about it on television talk shows. Libertarians, conservative Republicans, and even Democrats invoke it, sometimes reverently and mysteriously. It is generally reported to go back to Adam Smith.


Unintended Consequence Behavioral Tension Invisible Hand Moral Sentiment Neural Architecture 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerald A. CoryJr.
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  1. 1.Graduate Studies and ResearchSan Jose State UniversitySan JoseUSA

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