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  1. Paul Seabright (2013). The Birth of Hierarchy. In Kim Sterelny, Richard Joyce, Brett Calcott & Ben Fraser (eds.), Cooperation and its Evolution. MIT Press. 109.
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  2. Paul Seabright (2011). The Three Musketeers: What Do We Still Need to Know About Our Passage Through Prehistory? [REVIEW] Biological Theory 6 (2):127-131.
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  3. Samuele Centorrino, Elodie Djemai, Astrid Hopfensitz, Manfred Milinski & Paul Seabright (2010). Honest Smiles as a Costly Signal in Social Exchange. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 33 (6):439-439.
    Smiling can be interpreted as a costly signal of future benefits from cooperation between the individual smiling and the individual to whom the smile is directed. The target article by Niedenthal et al. gives little attention to the possible mechanisms by which smiling may have evolved. In our view, there are strong reasons to think that smiling has the key characteristics of a costly signal.
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  4. Paul Seabright (2006). The Evolution of Fairness Norms: An Essay on Ken Binmore's Natural Justice. Politics, Philosophy and Economics 5 (1):33-50.
    This article sets out and comments on the arguments of Binmore's Natural Justice , and specifically on the empirical hypotheses that underpin his social contract view of the foundations of justice. It argues that Binmore's dependence on the hypothesis that individuals have purely self-regarding preferences forces him to claim that mutual monitoring of free-riding behavior was sufficiently reliable to enforce cooperation in hunter-gatherer societies, and that this makes it hard to explain why intuitions about justice could have evolved, (...)
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  5. Paul Seabright (2003). The Gift in Sixteenth-Century France. Common Knowledge 9 (1):162-163.
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  6. Partha Dasgupta & Paul Seabright (1989). Population Size and the Quality of Life. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 63:23 - 54.
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  7. Paul Seabright (1989). Social Choice and Social Theories. Philosophy and Public Affairs 18 (4):365-387.
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  8. Paul Seabright (1988). Objectivity, Disagreement, and Projectibility. Inquiry 31 (1):25 – 51.
    This paper seeks to refute one variant of a view that scientific disciplines are intrinsically more objective than non?scientific ones, and that this greater objectivity explains increasing social agreement about the findings of science, by contrast with increasing disagreement about the findings of, e.g., ethics. Such a view rests on the implicit assumption that all forms of discourse aim equally at the generation of consensus; instead, differing degrees of consensus in different disciplines are often explicable by sociological, not metaphysical, differences (...)
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  9. Paul Seabright (1988). The Pursuit of Unhappiness: Paradoxical Motivation and the Subversion of Character in Henry James's Portrait of a Lady. Ethics 98 (2):313-331.
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  10. Paul Seabright (1987). Explaining Cultural Divergence: A Wittgensteinian Paradox. Journal of Philosophy 84 (1):11-27.
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