Does morality have a biological basis? An empirical test of the factors governing moral sentiments relating to incest.

@article{Lieberman2003DoesMH,
  title={Does morality have a biological basis? An empirical test of the factors governing moral sentiments relating to incest.},
  author={Debra A. Lieberman and John Tooby and Leda Cosmides},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2003},
  volume={270 1517},
  pages={819-26}
}
Kin-recognition systems have been hypothesized to exist in humans, and adaptively to regulate altruism and incest avoidance among close genetic kin. This latter function allows the architecture of the kin recognition system to be mapped by quantitatively matching individual variation in opposition to incest to individual variation in developmental parameters, such as family structure and co-residence patterns. Methodological difficulties that appear when subjects are asked to disclose… CONTINUE READING
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