Generalization and the experience of obligations as externally imposed: Distinct contributors to the evolution of human cooperation

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Abstract

It is worth distinguishing two phenomena involved in moral externalization: the experience of moral obligations as externally imposed and the tendency to generalize moral obligations. I propose that each played a distinct role in creating the conditions under which characteristically human cooperation could evolve.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere108
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume41
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • Humans
  • Ice Cream
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Moral Obligations
  • Morals
  • National Socialism

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