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    Khalil, Elias L 2004. What is altruism?. Journal of Economic Psychology, Vol. 25, Issue. 1, p. 97.


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Is the prisoner's dilemma metaphor suitable for altruism? Distinguishing self-control and commitment from altruism

  • Elias L. Khalil (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X02370055
  • Published online: 01 April 2002
Abstract

Rachlin basically marshals three reasons behind his unconventional claim that altruism is a subcategory of self-control and that, hence, the prisoner's dilemma is the appropriate metaphor of altruism. I do not find any of the three reasons convincing. Therefore, the prisoner's dilemma metaphor is unsuitable for explaining altruism.

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