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The Structural Evolution of Morality
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Details

  • Page extent: 312 pages
  • Size: 247 x 174 mm
  • Weight: 0.63 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 171/.7
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: BF723.M54 A442 2007
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Moral development
    • Ethics, Evolutionary

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521870320)

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Drawing upon aspects of evolutionary game theory, the theory of bounded rationality, and computational models of social networks, this 2007 book shows how moral behaviour can emerge in socially structured environments, and how it can persist even when it is not typically viewed as 'rational' from a traditional economic perspective.

Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Types of evolutionary models; 3. Cooperation; 4. Trust; 5. Fairness; 6. Retribution; 7. Multiplayer games; 8. Philosophical reflections; Select bibliography; References; Index.

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