Buddhism, identity, and class: fairness and favoritism in the Tyva Republic

  title={Buddhism, identity, and class: fairness and favoritism in the Tyva Republic},
  author={B. Purzycki and Valeria Kulundary},
  journal={Religion, Brain \& Behavior},
  pages={205 - 226}
ABSTRACT Current research suggests that commitment to moralistic, omniscient, and punitive gods may contribute to the evolution of cooperation. As they may curb antisocial behaviors that incur costly social repercussions, supernatural punishment may help stabilize reciprocal relationships among peers. One recent elaboration of this hypothesis posits that commitment to such gods may boost prosociality to the point that it expands cooperation beyond one’s family and local community. Using three… Expand
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