Moral assessment in indirect reciprocity

Sigmund, K. (2012). Moral assessment in indirect reciprocity. Journal of Theoretical Biology 25-30. 10.1016/j.jtbi.2011.03.024.

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Indirect reciprocity is one of the mechanisms for cooperation, and seems to be of particular interest for the evolution of human societies. A large part is based on assessing reputations and acting accordingly. This paper gives a brief overview of different assessment rules for indirect reciprocity, and studies them by using evolutionary game dynamics. Even the simplest binary assessment rules lead to complex outcomes and require considerable cognitive abilities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cooperation; Evolutionary game theory; Indirect reciprocity; Reputation
Research Programs: Evolution and Ecology (EEP)
Bibliographic Reference: Journal of Theoretical Biology; 299:25-30 (21 April 2012) (Published online 5 April 2011)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:46
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:39

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