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The Evolution of Guilt

O'Connor, Cailin (2016) The Evolution of Guilt. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Using evolutionary game theory, I consider how guilt can provide individual fitness benefits to actors both before and after bad behavior. This supplements recent work by philosophers on the evolution of guilt with a more complete picture of the relevant selection pressures.


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Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
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O'Connor, Cailincailino@uci.edu
Keywords: guilt, evolution, emotion, cooperation, altruism, apology
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
Specific Sciences > Economics
Specific Sciences > Psychology/Psychiatry
Depositing User: Dr. Cailin O'Connor
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2016 02:14
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2016 02:14
Item ID: 12033
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
Specific Sciences > Economics
Specific Sciences > Psychology/Psychiatry
Date: April 2016
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12033

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