Modelling and the fall and rise of the handicap principle

@article{Grose2011ModellingAT,
  title={Modelling and the fall and rise of the handicap principle},
  author={J. Grose},
  journal={Biology \& Philosophy},
  year={2011},
  volume={26},
  pages={677-696}
}
  • J. Grose
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology
  • Biology & Philosophy
The story of the fall and rise of Zahavi’s handicap principle is one of a battle between models. Early attempts at formal modeling produced negative results and, unsurprisingly, scepticism about the principle. A major change came in 1990 with Grafen’s production of coherent models of a handicap mechanism of honest signalling. This paper’s first claim is that acceptance of the principle, and its dissemination into other disciplines, has been driven principally by that, and subsequent modeling… Expand
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