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Moral sentiments and material interests [electronic resource] : the foundations of cooperation in economic life / edited by Herbert Gintis ... [et al.].

Publication:
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2005.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (417 p.)
Series:
MIT Press series on economic learning and social evolution ; 6.
Economic learning and social evolution ; 6
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Subjects:
Cooperation.
Game theory.
Economics -- Sociological aspects.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Multidisciplinary research into cooperation and the implications for public policy, drawing on insights from economics, anthropology, biology, social psychology, and sociology.
Contents:
Series Foreword; Preface; I Introduction; 1 Moral Sentiments and Material Interests: Origins, Evidence, and Consequences; II The Behavioral Ecology of Cooperation; 2 The Evolution of Cooperation in Primate Groups; 3 The Natural History of Human Food Sharing and Cooperation: A Review and a New Multi- Individual Approach to the Negotiation of Norms; 4 Costly Signaling and Cooperative Behavior; III Modeling and Testing Strong Reciprocity; 5 The Economics of Strong Reciprocity; 6 Modeling Strong Reciprocity; 7 The Evolution of Altruistic Punishment; 8 Norm Compliance and Strong Reciprocity
IV Reciprocity and Social Policy9 Policies That Crowd out Reciprocity and Collective Action; 10 Reciprocity and the Welfare State; 11 Fairness, Reciprocity, and Wage Rigidity; 12 The Logic of Reciprocity: Trust, Collective Action, and Law; 13 Social Capital, Moral Sentiments, and Community Governance; Contributors; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Gintis, Herbert.
ISBN:
1-282-09771-7
0-262-27386-1
9786612097713
1-4294-1303-4
OCLC:
743198212