David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
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Jack Alan Reynolds
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Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 13 (5):497-520 (2010)
Morality for the purposes of this paper consists of sets of rules or principles intended for the general regulation of conduct for all. Intuitionist accounts of morality are rejected as making reasoned analysis of morals impossible. In many interactions, there is partial conflict and partial cooperation. From the general social point of view, the rational thing to propose is that we steer clear of conflict and promote cooperation. This is what it is rational to propose to reinforce, and to assist in reinforcing in society; it is not necessarily what it is individually rational to do. Even so, given the general situation, the rationality of its reinforcement will typically support the rationality of individual action as well. Game theory makes it possible to clarify these interactions, and these proposals for social solutions
|Keywords||Morals/morality Rationality Rational action Intuitions Interaction Game Game theory Morals Morality Cooperation Defection Reinforcement Prisoner’s dilemma Chicken Battle-of-the sexes Pure coordination Zero-sum|
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