Biologically, morality is a form of behavior. How did it evolve? A complete explanation involves genetic, organismal, and social levels. Some cooperative systems can originate through kin selection or mutualism. However, once primates formed societies, reciprocal cooperation can persist through selective relationships, punishment, rewards, coordination, or reputation. Such social environments can then select for cooperative dispositions or moral sentiments.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Basics in Human Evolution|
|Number of pages||9|
|State||Published - Jul 23 2015|