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Social Justice, Individualism, and Cooperation: Integrating Political Philosophy and Cognitive Sciences

Mario De Caro, Bendetta Giovanola


The authors explore the contribution that this literature can offer to the field of political philosophy. In particular, the authors argue that, in order to make the reflection on social justice more reliable and effective, political philosophers must take into account the anthropological model emerging from what cognitive sciences tell us about self-assertiveness, egoism, competition, pro-sociality, cooperation and altruism.


cognitive sciences; competition; cooperation; individualism; political philosophy; pro-sociality; social justice; self-assertiveness;

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