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Learning From Early Attempts to Generalize Darwinian Principles to Social Evolution. / Hodgson, G.

University of Hertfordshire, 2009. (UH Business School Working Paper).

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Hodgson, G 2009 'Learning From Early Attempts to Generalize Darwinian Principles to Social Evolution' UH Business School Working Paper, University of Hertfordshire.

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Hodgson, G. (2009). Learning From Early Attempts to Generalize Darwinian Principles to Social Evolution. (UH Business School Working Paper). University of Hertfordshire.

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Hodgson G. Learning From Early Attempts to Generalize Darwinian Principles to Social Evolution. University of Hertfordshire. 2009. (UH Business School Working Paper).

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Hodgson, G. / Learning From Early Attempts to Generalize Darwinian Principles to Social Evolution. University of Hertfordshire, 2009. (UH Business School Working Paper).

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