Finding Alternatives to Handicap Theory

Biological Theory 8 (2):127-132 (2013)

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Kevin Zollman
Carnegie Mellon University
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The Handicap Principle represents a central theory in the biological understanding of signaling. This paper presents a number of alternative theories to the Handicap Principle and argues that some of these theories may provide a better explanation for the evolution and stability of honest communication
Keywords Costly signaling  ESS (evolutionarily stable strategy)  Game theory  Handicap Principle
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DOI 10.1007/s13752-013-0107-1
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Evolution and the Explanation of Meaning.Simon M. Huttegger - 2007 - Philosophy of Science 74 (1):1-27.
Methodology in Biological Game Theory.S. M. Huttegger & K. J. S. Zollman - 2013 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 64 (3):637-658.

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Inclusive Fitness and the Problem of Honest Communication.Justin P. Bruner & Hannah Rubin - forthcoming - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.

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