Authors Archives: Craig T. Palmer

From Morality to Law: The Role of Kinship, Tradition and Politics

Abstract To address whether culture is biological, we document differences between the system of behavioral codes found in kinship-based societies, which resemble those of our distant ancestors, and the behavioral code found in the early state. One key difference is the “axiom of kinship amity” found in kinship-based societies: altruism was to be provided to […]

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