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Generative social science : studies in agent-based computational modeling

Author: Joshua M Epstein
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2006.
Series: Princeton studies in complexity.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Agent-based computational modeling is changing the face of social science. This book argues that this powerful technique permits the social sciences to meet an explanation, in which one 'grows' the phenomenon of interest in an artificial society of interacting agents: heterogeneous, boundedly rational actors.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua M Epstein
ISBN: 0691125473 9780691125473
OCLC Number: 63680041
Description: xx, 356 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).
Contents: Prelude to chapter 1 : the generativist manifesto --
Ch. 1. Agent-based computational models and generative social science / Joshua M. Epstein --
Prelude to chapter 2 : confession of a wandering bark --
Ch. 2. Remarks on the foundations of agent-based generative social science / Joshua M. Epstein --
Prelude to chapter 3 : equilibrium, explanation, and Gauss's tombstone --
Ch. 3. Non-explanatory equilibria : an extremely simple game with (mostly) unattainable fixed points / Joshua M. Epstein and Ross A. Hammond --
Appendix to chapter 3 : large effect of a subtle rule change --
Prelude to chapters 4-6 : generating civilizations : the 1050 project and the Artificial Anasazi Model --
Ch. 4. Understanding Anasazi culture change through agent-based modeling / Jeffrey S. Dean, George J. Gumerman, Joshua M. Epstein, Robert L. Axtell, Alan C. Swedlund, Miles T. Parker and Stephen McCarroll --
Ch. 5. Population growth and collapse in a multiagent model of the Kayenta Anasazi in Long House Valley / Robert L. Axtell, Joshua M. Epstein, Jeffrey S. Dean, George J. Gumerman, Alan C. Swedlund, Jason Harburger, Shubha Chakravarty, Ross Hammond, Jon Parker and Miles Parker --
Ch. 6. The evolution of social behavior in the prehistoric American southwest / George J. Gumerman, Alan C. Swedlund, Jeffrey S. Dean and Joshua M. Epstein --
Prelude to chapter 7 : generating patterns in the timing of retirement --
Ch. 7. Coordination in transient social networks : an agent-based computational model of the timing of retirement / Robert L. Axtell and Joshua M. Epstein --
Prelude to chapter 8 : generating classes without conquest --
Ch. 8. The emergence of classes in a multi-agent bargaining model / Robert L. Axtell, Joshua M. Epstein and H. Peyton Young --
Prelude to chapter 9 : generating zones of cooperation in the prisoner's dilemma game --
Ch. 9. Zones of cooperation in demographic prisoner's dilemma / Joshua M. Epstein --
Appendix to chapter 9 : generating norm maps in the demographic coordination game --
Prelude to chapter 10 : generating thoughtless conformity to norms --
Ch. 10. Learning to be thoughtless : social norms and individual computation / Joshua M. Epstein --
Prelude to chapter 11 : generating patterns of spontaneous civil violence --
Ch. 11. Modeling civil violence : an agent-based computational approach / Joshua M. Epstein --
Prelude to chapter 12 : generating epidemic dynamics --
Ch. 12. Toward a containment strategy for smallpox bioterror : an individual-based computational approach / Joshua M. Epstein, Derek A.T. Cummings, Shubha Chakravarty, Ramesh M. Singha and Donald S. Burke --
Prelude to chapter 13 : generating optimal organizations --
Ch. 13. Growing adaptive organizations : an agent-based computational approach / Joshua M. Epstein.
Series Title: Princeton studies in complexity.
Responsibility: Joshua M. Epstein.
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