Altruism and Social Control


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  5. Marcel Mauss's book The Gift contains a passage: "Note on alms". This note describes the evolution of the notion of alms (and by extension of altruism) from the notion of sacrifice.1
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  8. Radiolab The Bad Show
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  12. Infants prefer a nasty moose if it punishes an unhelpful elephant