Infants Believe In Fairness, Until Resources Are Scarce

by on March 1, 2018

Infants just 18 months old expect people will treat others fairly, as monkeys do. Unfortunately, at the same age they also expect people to favor those like them over those who are different. These two ideas come in conflict, and which one triumphs depends on whether there is enough to go around. Basing our ethics on the views of infants may be unwise, but it’s certainly worth knowing where we come from as we try… – Science News

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