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Puritanical Morality and the Scaffolded Evolution of Self-Control

Veit, Walter and Browning, Heather (2022) Puritanical Morality and the Scaffolded Evolution of Self-Control. [Preprint]

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Abstract

There is a puzzle in reconciling the widespread presence of puritanical norms condemning harmless pleasures with the theory that morality evolved to reap the benefits of cooperation. Here, we draw on the work of several philosophers to support the argument by Fitouchi et al. (2022) that these norms evolved to facilitate and scaffold self-control for the sake of cooperation.


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Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Veit, Walterwrwveit@gmail.com0000-0001-7701-8995
Browning, Heatherheather.browning@anu.edu.au0000-0003-1554-7052
Keywords: Puritanical norms, evolution, self-control, cultural evolution
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Anthropology
Specific Sciences > Psychology > Evolutionary Psychology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
Specific Sciences > Psychology > Developmental Psychology
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Learning and Memory
Depositing User: Dr. Walter Veit
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2022 14:01
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2023 00:51
Item ID: 21487
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Anthropology
Specific Sciences > Psychology > Evolutionary Psychology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
Specific Sciences > Psychology > Developmental Psychology
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Learning and Memory
Date: 2022
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/21487

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