Bergstrom, Theodore C.
On the evolution of altruistic ethical rules for siblings
American Economic Review 85. 1 (March, 1995): 58 (24 pages)

Abstract: The evolution of altruism among close relatives are investigated. The kin-selection theory in biology is also applied to a class of games between relatives. Individuals maximizing a semi-Kantian utility function in games with their close relatives would resist invasion by dominant mutant genes. A population resistant to the invasion of dominant mutants could be invaded by recessive mutants.


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