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Artificial Justice

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Recently, there has been an attempt among some philosophers to provide cultural evolutionary grounds for certain norms of distributive justice. The most noteworthy attempt (Skyrms, 1996) uses a simple evolutionary model based upon the replicator dynamics. I argue that the replicator dynamics is not the most appropriate model of interactive human behavior in societies, and present an alternative agent-based model. I demonstrate how the conditions under which norms of distributive justice arise depend on how we construe the underlying evolutionary dynamics