Lucretius 5.1011-27: the origins of justice and the Prisoner's Dilemma


Campbell, Gordon (2002) Lucretius 5.1011-27: the origins of justice and the Prisoner's Dilemma. Leeds International Classical Studies, 1 (3).

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Abstract

This paper considers two problems in Lucretius' account of the origin of justice: its assumption of an apparently un-Epicurean absolute notion of fairness, and its unexplained assertion that the earliest humans were at risk of catastrophic extinction. It is argued that modern evolutionary theory and game-theoretic models help to solve these problems.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Lucretius; Evolution; Prisoner's Dilemma
Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > Ancient Classics
Item ID: 42
Depositing User: Gordon Campbell
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2002
Journal or Publication Title: Leeds International Classical Studies
Refereed: Yes
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