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The prisoner's dilemma

Author: Martin Peterson
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Series: Classic philosophical arguments.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This volume of new essays examines and explores the ramifications of the Prisoner's Dilemma, one of the most debated thought experiments in philosophy and the social sciences. It is a vital and  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Peterson
ISBN: 9781107044357 1107044359 9781107621473 110762147X
OCLC Number: 902726681
Description: pages cm.
Contents: Introduction Martin Peterson; 1. Why all the fuss? The many aspects of the Prisoner's Dilemma Ken Binmore; 2. How I learned to stop worrying and love the Prisoner's Dilemma David Gauthier; 3. Taking the Prisoner's Dilemma seriously: what can we learn from a trivial game? Daniel M. Hausman; 4. Prisoner's Dilemma doesn't explain much Robert Northcott and Anna Alexandrova; 5. The Prisoner's Dilemma and the coevolution of descriptive and predictive dispositions Jeffrey A. Barrett; 6. I cannot cheat on you after we talk Cristina Bicchieri and Alessandro Sontuoso; 7. Prisoner's Dilemma cannot be a Newcomb Problem Jose Luis Bermudez; 8. Counterfactuals and the Prisoner's Dilemma Giacomo Bonanno; 9. The Tragedy of the Commons as a Voting Game Luc Bovens; 10. The role of numbers in Prisoner's Dilemmas and public good situations Geoffrey Brennan and Michael Brooks; 11. The inner struggle: why you should cooperate with people you will never meet again Martin Peterson; 12. Prisoner's Dilemmas, intergenerational asymmetry, and climate change ethics Douglas MacLean; 13. Prisoner's Dilemma experiments Charles Holt, Cathleen Johnson and David Schmidtz; 14. The lesson of the Prisoner's Dilemma Paul Weirich; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Classic philosophical arguments.
Responsibility: edited by Martin Peterson.


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