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Altruism, Group Selection and Correlated Interaction

Okasha, Samir


Group selection is one acknowledged mechanism for the evolution of altruism. It is well known that for altruism to spread by natural selection, interactions must be correlated; that is, altruists must tend to associate with one another. But does group selection itself require correlated interactions? Two possible arguments for answering this question affirmatively are explored. The first is a bad argument, for it rests on a product/process confusion. The second is a more subtle argument, whose...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
DOI: 10.1093/bjps/axi143


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