Spreading order: religion, cooperative niche construction, and risky coordination problems

@inproceedings{Bulbulia2012SpreadingOR,
  title={Spreading order: religion, cooperative niche construction, and risky coordination problems},
  author={Joseph Bulbulia},
  booktitle={Biology & philosophy},
  year={2012}
}
Adaptationists explain the evolution of religion from the cooperative effects of religious commitments, but which cooperation problem does religion evolve to solve? I focus on a class of symmetrical coordination problems for which there are two pure Nash equilibriums: (1) ALL COOPERATE, which is efficient but relies on full cooperation; (2) ALL DEFECT… CONTINUE READING