The sense of moral obligation facilitates information agency and culture

Heather M. Maranges, Heather M. Maranges, Heather M. Maranges, Roy F. Baumeister, Kathleen D. Vohs

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Abstract

Tomasello argues that humans' sense of moral obligation emerges early in development, relies on a shared we, and serves as the foundation of cooperation. This perspective complements our theoretical view of the human self as information agent. The shared we promotes not only proximal cooperative goals but also distal ones via the construction of shared understanding-it promotes culture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere78
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume43
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 20 2019

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