Law, Selfishness, and Signals: An Expansion of Posner's Signaling Theory of Social Norms

Druzin, Bryan
January 2011
Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence;Jan2011, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p5
Academic Journal
The article presents a model based on Eric Posner's Signaling theory of social norms that employs an evolutionary explanation of internalization. Internalization is described as the underlying sense of universal obligation or duty to follow the norm. It also explores the ways to use the approach to resolve theoretical problems facing sociobiology and evolutionary psychology.


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