Title

Market Integration, Cognitive Awareness, and the Expansion of Moral Empathy

Document Type

Article

Abstract

The target article authors' study has highlighted the relationship between market integration and an increased willingness to enter into cooperative exchanges. Less developed, albeit implied, in their analysis are the theoretical implications of their findings for the theory of altruism first developed by Adam Smith and later expanded in the works of the American historian, Thomas Haskell.

Disciplines

Anthropology | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Social and Cultural Anthropology

Comments

Commentary on the article: "Economic man” in cross-cultural perspective: Behavioral experiments in 15 small-scale societies