Why Are We Spiteful?

The opposite of altruism, spite might well have an evolutionary purpose
Being spiteful—going out of one’s way to cause harm to someone else—could have evolved as a way to enforce social rules, said Patrick Forber, an associate professor of philosophy. Video: Steffan Hacker
June 12, 2017


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Steffan Hacker can be reached at steffan.hacker@tufts.edu.

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