Humanity—The Paragon of Cooperation?

  • Patrik LindenforsEmail author


This is the crucial chapter upon which the book turns, outlining the problem with human cooperation; that it goes over and above the biological explanations of cooperation that we have discussed so far. The theory of strong reciprocity is presented, as well as many game theoretical experiments, their results and implications. Cultural group selection is discussed and the idea of cultural inheritance is introduced.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for the Study of Cultural EvolutionStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden

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