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Moral Guilt : An Agent-Based Model Analysis

Gaudou, Benoit, Lorini, Emiliano and Mayor, Eunate (2013) Moral Guilt : An Agent-Based Model Analysis. In: 9th Conference of the European Social Simulation Association (ESSA 2013).

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Abstract

In this article we analyze the influence of a concrete moral emotion (i.e. moral guilt) on strategic decision making. We present a normal form Prisoner’s Dilemma with a moral component. We assume that agents evaluate the game’s outcomes with respect to their ideality degree (i.e. how much a given outcome conforms to the player’s moral values), based on two proposed notions on ethical preferences: Harsanyi’s and Rawls’. Based on such game, we construct and agent-based model of moral guilt, where the intensity of an agent’s guilt feeling plays a determinant role in her course of action. Results for both constructions of ideality are analyzed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Language: English
Date: 2013
Uncontrolled Keywords: Decision making
Subjects: H- INFORMATIQUE
Divisions: Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2019 10:33
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2019 10:33
URI: http://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/30423

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