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The structural evolution of morality

Author: J McKenzie Alexander
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
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This book argues for the claim that much of the behaviour we view as "moral" exists because acting in that way benefits each of us to the greatest extent possible, given the socially structured nature of society. Drawing upon aspects of evolutionary game theory, the theory of bounded rationality, and computational models of social networks, it shows both how moral behaviour can emerge in socially structured  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J McKenzie Alexander
ISBN: 9780521870320 0521870321
OCLC Number: 123798034
Description: ix, 300 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Types of evolutionary models --
3. Cooperation --
4. Trust --
5. Fairness --
6. Retribution --
7. Multiplayer games --
8. Philosophical reflections.
Responsibility: J. McKenzie Alexander.
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