The Psychology and Ethics of the Tragedy of the Commons

October 29, 2015

Professor Julian Savulescu reviews some of the psychological factors that contribute to the Tragedy of the Commons. He discusses some of the interventions that have been explored in Oxford harnessing psychological heuristics to increase cooperation and altruism, including use of nudge, reputational concerns, and other psychological mechanisms. Savulescu explores the ethics of harnessing such psychological forces to effect more moral behavior.


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