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    Peter DeScioli (2013). Does Market Competition Explain Fairness? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 36 (1):87-88.
    The target article by Baumard et al. uses their previous model of bargaining with outside options to explain fairness and other features of human sociality. This theory implies that fairness judgments are determined by supply and demand but humans often perceive prices (divisions of surplus) in competitive markets to be unfair.
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  2. Peter DeScioli & Rachel Karpoff (2015). People’s Judgments About Classic Property Law Cases. Human Nature 26 (2):184-209.
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    Peter DeScioli & Robert Kurzban (2009). Mysteries of Morality. Cognition 112 (2):281-299.
    Evolutionary theories of morality, beginning with Darwin, have focused on explanations for altruism. More generally, these accounts have concentrated on conscience (self-regulatory mechanisms) to the neglect of condemnation (mechanisms for punishing others). As a result, few theoretical tools are available for understanding the rapidly accumulating data surrounding third-party judgment and punishment. Here we consider the strategic interactions among actors, victims, and third-parties to help illuminate condemnation. We argue that basic differences between the adaptive problems faced by actors and third-parties indicate (...)
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