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Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics
Agents make commitments towards others in order to influence others in a certain way, often by dismissing more profitable options. Most commitments depend on some incentive that is necessary to ensure that the action is in the agent's interest and thus, may be carried out to avoid eventual penalties. The capacity for using commitment strategies effectively is so important that natural selection may have shaped specialized capacities to make this possible. Evolutionary explanations fordoi:10.1007/978-3-642-37512-5_7 fatcat:wlncrtw4wzekleg5zobncyyrna