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Evolutionary origins of morality: cross-disciplinary perspectives

Author: Katz, Leonard D. Publisher: Imprint Academic, 2000.Language: EnglishDescription: 352 p. : Graphs/Ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 090784507XType of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Evolutionary Origins of Morality Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives Contents Editor's Introduction Leonard D. Katz, Toward Good and Evil: Evolutionary Approaches to Aspects of Human Morality ix 1. Primate Evolutionary Continuities versus Human Uniqueness Principal paper Jessica C. Flack and Frans B.M. de Waal, 'Any Animal Whatever': Darwinian Building Blocks of Morality in Monkeys and Apes 1 Commentary discussion of principal paper I.S. Bernstein, The Law Of Parsimony Prevails: Missing Premises Allow Any Conclusion Josep Call, Intending and Perceiving: Two Forgotten Components of Social Norms Margaret Gruter and Monika Gruter Morhenn, Building Blocks of Legal Behaviour: The Evolution of Law Sandra Güth and Werner Güth, Morality Based on Cognition in Primates Jerome Kagan, Human Morality Is Distinctive Hans Kummer, Ways Beyond Appearances Jim Moore, Morality and the Elephant: Prosocial Behaviour, Normativity, and Fluctuating Allegiances Peter Railton, Darwinian Building Blocks B. Thierry, Building Elements of Morality Are Not Elements of Morality John Troyer, Human and Other Natures 31 34 38 43 46 48 52 55 60 62 Response to commentary discussion Jessica C. Flack and Frans B.M. de Waal, Being Nice Is Not a Building Block of Morality 67 2. How, When and Why Did the Unique Aspects of Human Morality Arise? Principal paper Christopher Boehm, Conflict and the Evolution of Social Control 79 Commentary discussion of principal paper Christoph Antweiler, Morality as Adaptive Problem-Solving for Conflicts of Power 103 I.S. Bernstein, Logic and Human Morality: An Attractive if Untestable Scenario Donald Black, On the Origin of Morality 107 Alan Carling, Boehm's Golden Age: Equality and Consciousness in Early Human Society 119 Robert Knox Dentan, Puzzling Questions, Not Beyond All Conjecture: Boehm's 'Evolutionary Origins Of Morality' Peter M. Gardner, Which Culture Traits Are Primitive? 128 Bruce M. Knauft, Symbols, Sex and Sociality In the Evolution of Human Morality Dennis Krebs, As Moral As We Need To Be B. Thierry, Group Sanctions Without Social Norms? Lionel Tiger, The Internal Triangle 105 123 130 139 144 146 Response to commentary discussion Christopher Boehm, The Origin of Morality as Social Control 149 continued 3. Are We Really Altruists? Principal paper Elliott Sober and David Sloan Wilson, Summary of Unto Others: The Evolution and Psychology of Unselfish Behavior Commentary discussion of principal paper C. Daniel Batson, Unto Others: A Service . . . and a Disservice Christopher Boehm, Group Selection in the Upper Palaeolithic Herbert Gintis, Group Selection and Human Prosociality Gilbert Harman, Can Evolutionary Theory Provide Evidence Against Psychological Hedonism? K.N. Laland, F.J. Odling-Smee and Marcus W. Feldman, Group Selection: A Niche Construction Perspective Iver Mysterud, Group Selection, Morality, and Environmental Problems Randolph M. Nesse, How Selfish Genes Shape Moral Passions Leonard Nunney, Altruism, Benevolence and Culture Alex Rosenberg, The Problem of Enforcement: Is There an Alternative to Leviathan? William A. Rottschaefer, It's Been a Pleasure, But That's Not Why I Did It: Are Sober and Wilson Too Generous Toward Their Selfish Brethren? Lori Stevens, Experimental Studies of Group Selection: A Genetical Perspective Ian Vine, Selfish, Altruistic, or Groupish? Natural Selection and Human Moralities Amotz Zahavi, Altruism: The Unrecognized Selfish Traits 207 211 215 219 221 225 227 231 236 185 239 243 248 253 Response to commentary discussion Elliott Sober and David Sloan Wilson, Morality and Unto Others 257 4. Can Fairness Evolve? Principal paper Brian Skyrms, Game Theory, Rationality and Evolution of the Social Contract 269 Commentary discussion of principal paper Gary E. Bolton, Motivation and the Games People Play Jeffrey P. Carpenter, Blurring the Line Between Rationality and Evolution Justin D'Arms, When Evolutionary Game Theory Explains Morality, What Does It Explain? Herbert Gintis, Classical versus Evolutionary Game Theory Sandra Güth and Werner Güth, Rational Deliberation versus Behavioural Adaptation: Theoretical Perspectives and Experimental Evidence William Harms, The Evolution of Cooperation in Hostile Environments Dennis Krebs, Evolutionary Games and Morality Gary Mar, Evolutionary Game Theory, Morality and Darwinism Randolph M. Nesse, Strategic Subjective Commitment Christopher D. Proulx, Distributive Justice and the Nash Bargaining Solution 285 291 296 300 305 308 313 322 326 330 Response to commentary discussion Brian Skyrms, Adaptive Dynamic Models and the Social Contract 335 Contributors Index 340 346

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