Biological and Moral Altruism
The interest shown by sociobiologists in examining the phenomena of altruism comes, as it is well known, from the paradoxical character of altruistic behavior. Although natural selection favors individual fitness, some beings (among which we find ants, rats and humans) perform acts that can be denominated as “altruistic” and that diminish their fitness, generally in favor of a relative’s fitness.
KeywordsMoral Behavior Altruistic Behavior Moral Sense Maximization Theory Hominid Evolution
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