Non-thermal transitions in a model inspired by moral decisions

Alamino, Roberto C. (2016). Non-thermal transitions in a model inspired by moral decisions. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 49 (33),

Abstract

This work introduces a model in which agents of a network act upon one another according to three different kinds of moral decisions. These decisions are based on an increasing level of sophistication in the empathy capacity of the agent, a hierarchy which we name Piaget's ladder. The decision strategy of the agents is non-rational, in the sense they are arbitrarily fixed, and the model presents quenched disorder given by the distribution of its defining parameters. An analytical solution for this model is obtained in the large system limit as well as a leading order correction for finite-size systems which shows that typical realisations of the model develop a phase structure with both continuous and discontinuous non-thermal transitions.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1088/1751-8113/49/33/335001
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Systems analytics research institute (SARI)
Uncontrolled Keywords: moral decisions,phase transitions,sociophysics,Mathematical Physics,Physics and Astronomy(all),Statistical and Nonlinear Physics,Modelling and Simulation,Statistics and Probability
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Published Date: 2016-07-08
Authors: Alamino, Roberto C. ( 0000-0001-8224-2801)

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