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April 2, 2008 Government and Ethics page 1 Phil 104 sec 2-12 Cooperation: Bugs, Partiality, and Government I How cooperation could work without consciousness a) “selfish genes” b) kinship markers II Partiality and kinship markers III) The Role of Government (Ch. 8) 1) What is it good for? a) Prisoners’ Dilemma b) Stag Hunts 2) Governing Strategies 3) Problems with government
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April 2, 2008 Government and Ethics page 2 Phil 104 sec 2-12 I How cooperation could arise in animals Genes as fundamental “self-interested” entities “self-interest” = the organisms that behave so as to survive and reproduce, survive and reproduce a) suppose some cooperation pays off then, differential cooperation based on signs of relatedness selected for (ants, bees, etc.) b) with ability to recognize individuals, cooperation w/o relatedness possible c) benefits of cooperation give cooperator-genes evolutionary advantage d) clusters of cooperators-with-one-another can invade the “All D” environment
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