Two 3 Minute Summaries of Evolutionary Morality


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Summary 1, without philosophy’s jargon The primary reason that people have almost always invented and enforced social moralities is that acting morally increases the synergistic benefits of cooperation within groups. “Altruistic acts that also increase the benefits of cooperation in … Continue reading

Social Morality’s random walk through time


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I recently read that people are preferentially suited to understand ideas presented in the form of stories with beginnings, middles, ends with twists, and surprise characters. This certainly describes the evolutionary origins of enforced cultural norms (social morality). Perhaps some readers … Continue reading