Altruism from an Evolutionary Perspective
Research on Altruism and Love: An annotated bibliography of major studies in sociology, evolutionary biology, and theology, pp. 117-136. S. Post, B. Johnson, M. McCullough, J. Schloss (Eds.), Radnor, PA: Templeton Foundation Press, 2003
11 Pages Posted: 27 Apr 2017
Date Written: June 16, 2003
A primer on altruism through evolutionary perspectives. Section headings for the book chapter are: Multilevel selection theory; Naïve group selection and the rejection of group selection in the 1960s; Selfish genes and extended phenotypes; Inclusive fitness theory; Reciprocal altruism and evolutionary game theory; and, The importance of culture in the evolution of altruism.
Keywords: Evolutionary anthropology, Evolutionary psychology, Altruism
JEL Classification: A1, D64
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