Nothing about collective irrationalities makes sense except in the light of cooperation

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    Abstract

    To secure cooperative opportunities people align their beliefs with the normative expectations of their social environment. These expectations are continuously managed by interactive reasoning, a process that results in dynamical pools of reasons. When people are more concerned about their social standing and reputation than truth, pools of reasons give rise to collective irrationalities. They determine what people should believe if they want to be known as a reliable group member. This account has implications for our understanding of human irrationality and how to deal with it.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)990-1010
    Number of pages21
    JournalPhilosophical Psychology
    Volume36
    Issue number5
    Early online date25 Jan 2023
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2023

    Keywords

    • Evolution
    • Rationality
    • cooperation
    • Cultural Epidemiology
    • Interactionist Theory of Reasoning
    • Reputation
    • Socially Adaptive Belief

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