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Author: K G Binmore
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1998.
Series: Game theory and the social contract, v. 2.
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This second volume presents the author's theory which abandons the metaphysics of Kant for the naturalistic approach of David Hume. This approach allows the author to mount a defence of Rawls'  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: K G Binmore
ISBN: 0262024446 9780262024440
OCLC Number: 39797839
Description: xxiii, 589 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction - setting the scene: whither away? the art of compromise; moral philosophy; non-cooperative game theory; cooperative game theory; Nash program; implementation. Part 1 Nuances of negotiations: realistic bargaining models; bargaining problems; bargaining solutions; characterizing bargaining solutions; bargaining with commitment; trustless transactions; bargaining without commitment; other approaches to bargaining. Part 2 Evolution in Eden: the good, the right, and the seemly; utilitarianism; fictitious postulatum? evolutionary ethics; evolution and justice; non-teleological utilitarianism; morality as a short-run phenomenon. Part 3 Rationalizing reciprocity: back-scratching; rights in a theory of the seemly; Folk theorem; social contracts in big societies; the role of the emotions; due process; renegation; what about moral values? Part 4 Yearning for utopia: envy; equity in economics; equity in psychology; equity in anthropology; the game of morals; worthiness and power; the market and the long run; unfinished business; a perfect commonwealth?; humean and humane. Appendices: really meaning it! Harsanyi scholarship; bargaining theory.
Series Title: Game theory and the social contract, v. 2.
Other Titles: Game theory and the social contract II
Responsibility: Ken Binmore.

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