Nicolas Baumard is Research Scholar in the Department of Cognitive Sciences at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. His work is inspired by contractualist theories and based on the idea that fairness is an adaptation for social interactions. In particular, he has shown, in an environment where individuals can choose their partners, fairness is the best strategy to be recruited in social interactions.
Baumard has published on this theory in the forthcoming book A Natural History of Good and Evil, as well as a series of articles on the topics of evolutionary biology, experimental psychology, cognitive anthropology, and moral philosophy. For more information, see: https://sites.google.com/site/nicolasbaumard/.
Contributions to Humans & Nature:
- Morality Is in Our Brain, in Our Genes, and Even in the Structure of the Universe
A response to “Mind and morality: where do they meet?“
- Nicolas Baumard’s website
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