Non-thermal transitions in a model inspired by moral decisions


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.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
College of Engineering & Physical 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
Publication ISSN: 1751-8121
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2023 10:11
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2016 12:55
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https://iopscie ... 13/49/33/335001 (Publisher URL)
PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2016-07-08
Accepted Date: 2016-06-15
Submitted Date: 2016-02-01
Authors: Alamino, Roberto C. (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-8224-2801)



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