Oliver Scott Curry

Oliver Curry
Oliver Scott Curry
Senior Researcher, Director, The Oxford Morals Project, Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Oxford

OLIVER SCOTT CURRY is a senior researcher and director of the Oxford Morals Project at the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Oxford. He is interested in the evolution of cooperation and its implications for understanding morality. His PhD, completed at the London School of Economics, argued that morality could be seen as the product of a suite of 'adaptations for cooperation' that evolved to solve the problems of cooperation and conflict recurrent in the lives of our ancestors. He has since pursued a number of empirical projects investigating human social behaviour, including work on coordination, friendship and coalition formation. He is currently directing The Oxford Morals Project—a comprehensive cross-cultural survey of moral values.