Goldstone Research Unit

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

10-29-2012

Publication Source

Mind & Language

Volume

27

Issue

5

Start Page

495

Last Page

518

DOI

10.1111/mila.12000

Abstract

From an evolutionary point of view, the function of moral behaviour may be to secure a good reputation as a co-operator. The best way to do so may be to obey genuine moral motivations. Still, one's moral reputation maybe something too important to be entrusted just to one's moral sense. A robust concern for one's reputation is likely to have evolved too. Here we explore some of the complex relationships between morality and reputation both from an evolutionary and a cognitive point of view.

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This is the peer reviewed version of the article which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/mila.12000. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.

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Date Posted: 18 December 2014

This document has been peer reviewed.