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Modelling the social dynamics of moral enhancement: social strategies sold over-the-counter and the stability of society

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How individuals tend to evaluate the combination of their own and other’s payoffs – Social Value Orientations – is likely to be a potential target of future moral enhancers. However, the stability of cooperation in human societies has been buttressed by evolved mildly prosocial orientations. If they could be changed, would this destabilize the cooperative structure of society?
We simulate a model of moral enhancement where agents play games with each other and can enhance their orientati...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1017/S0963180116001109

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Societies, Other & Subsidiary Companies
Department:
Kellogg College
Oxford college:
Kellogg College
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Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics Journal website
Volume:
26
Issue:
3
Pages:
431-445
Publication date:
2017-05-25
Acceptance date:
2017-01-17
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EISSN:
1469-2147
ISSN:
0963-1801
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686883
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uuid:afeef153-75ff-4ccd-8298-e7b48f0b5893
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pubs:686883
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2017-03-23

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