David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
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Four principal papers and a total of 43 peer commentaries on the evolutionary origins of morality. To what extent is human morality the outcome of a continuous development from motives, emotions and social behaviour found in nonhuman animals? Jerome Kagan, Hans Kummer, Peter Railton and others discuss the first principal paper by primatologists Jessica Flack and Frans de Waal. The second paper, by cultural anthropologist Christopher Boehm, synthesizes social science and biological evidence to support his theory of how our hominid ancestors became moral. In the third paper philosopher Elliott Sober and evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson argue that an evolutionary understanding of human nature allows sacrifice for others and ultimate desires for another's good. Finally Brian Skyrms argues that game theory based on adaptive dynamics must join the social scientist's use of rational choice and classical game theory to explain cooperation.
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F. B. M. de Waal, A. Whiten, J. Goodall, W. C. McGrew, T. Nishida, V. Reynolds, Y. Sugiyama & C. E. G. Tutin, Human and Other Natures.
K. R. Gibson, Klaus Zuberbiihler, Lorenz Gygax, Nerida Harley & Hans Kummer, Morality and the Elephant.
Dennis Krebs, In Response to the Idea That Morality Originated When Subordinate Members of Groups Banded Together to Constrain More Dominant Members, I Argue That a More General Function of Morality is to Uphold Systems of Cooperative Exchange Ever Threatened By.
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