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Is it good to cooperate? Testing the theory of morality-as-cooperation in 60 societies

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What is morality? And to what extent does it vary around the world? The theory of “morality-as-cooperation” argues that morality consists of a collection of biological and cultural solutions to the problems of cooperation recurrent in human social life. Morality-as-cooperation draws on the theory of non-zero-sum games to identify distinct problems of cooperation and their solutions, and it predicts that specific forms of cooperative behavior—including helping kin, helping your group, reciproc...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1086/701478

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SAME
Sub department:
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Oxford college:
St Hugh's College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Anthropology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Anthropology
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European Commission
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Horizon 2020 694986
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Economic and Social Research Council
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ES/I005455/1
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Templeton World Charity Fund
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Journal:
Current Anthropology More from this journal
Volume:
60
Issue:
1
Pages:
47-69
Publication date:
2019-02-08
Acceptance date:
2017-12-22
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EISSN:
1537-5382
ISSN:
0011-3204
Pubs id:
pubs:813226
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uuid:8dd8d82d-3829-4857-bcf4-eebf196d11be
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813226
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2017-12-29

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