SEXUAL SELECTION FOR MORAL VIRTUES

@article{Miller2007SEXUALSF,
  title={SEXUAL SELECTION FOR MORAL VIRTUES},
  author={Geoffrey F. Miller},
  journal={The Quarterly Review of Biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={82},
  pages={97 - 125}
}
  • G. Miller
  • Published 1 June 2007
  • Psychology
  • The Quarterly Review of Biology
Moral evolution theories have emphasized kinship, reciprocity, group selection, and equilibrium selection. Yet, moral virtues are also sexually attractive. Darwin suggested that sexual attractiveness may explain many aspects of human morality. This paper updates his argument by integrating recent research on mate choice, person perception, individual differences, costly signaling, and virtue ethics. Many human virtues may have evolved in both sexes through mutual mate choice to advertise good… 
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