Green beards and signaling: Why morality is not indispensable

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We argue that although objectivist moral attitudes may facilitate cooperation, they are not necessary for the high levels of cooperation in humans. This is implied by evolutionary models that articulate a mechanism underlying Stanford's account, and is also suggested by the ability of merely conventional social norms to explain extreme human behaviors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e103-e103
Number of pages1
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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