E-Mich - "Homo Moralis: Evolutionary foundations of the universalisation ethics, with political applications"

CHAIRE HOOVER Louvain-La-Neuve

16 février 2021

12h45 - 14h00

Teams

Mardi intime de la Chaire Hoover par Jean-François Laslier

In this talk I will describe the "Homo Moralis" model of partial Kantian morality of Alger and Weibull, its evolutionary roots (genetics and culture) and its philosophical interpretation (the universalization principle). If time allows, I will present behavioral and political implications for three classical problems in the theory of voting: the divided majority problem, the costly participation dilemma, and the strategic revelation of information.