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From a pinch to an open hand: appeals to the evolution of cooperation in contemporary political thought

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This article considers the political significance of game theoretical notions of cooperation by responding theologically to the writings of David Willetts, a minister in the UK government. The argument is that the forms of cooperative institutional life which societies require can be neither explained nor planned for solely by mathematical modelling of rational self-interest. What altruistic, civic cooperation depends upon is a complex web of affective trust, often theologically formed by ope...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1177/0953946812473017

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Harris Manchester College
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Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Journal:
Studies in Christian Ethics More from this journal
Volume:
26
Issue:
2
Pages:
140-151
Publication date:
2013-05-13
Acceptance date:
2013-01-01
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EISSN:
1745-5235
ISSN:
0953-9468
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uuid:688b315e-1901-4366-a1cd-da5569fccc36
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366348
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2017-01-03

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