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Growing artificial societies : social science from the bottom up

Author: Joshua M Epstein; Robert Axtell
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press ; Cambridge, Mass. : The MIT Press, ©1996.
Series: Complex adaptive systems.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How do social structures and group behaviours arise from the interaction of individuals? In this groundbreaking study, Joshua M. Epstein and Robert L. Axtell approach this age-old question with  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua M Epstein; Robert Axtell
ISBN: 0262550253 9780262550253 0262050536 9780262050531
OCLC Number: 318357221
Notes: "A monograph of the 2050 Project, a collaborative effort of the Brookings Institution, the Santa Fe Institute and the World Resources Institute."
Description: xv, 208 p. : il. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1 Introduction: "artificial society" models; life and death on the sugarscape; sex, culture and conflict - the emergence of history; sugar and spice - trade comes to the sugarscape; disease agents; a society is born; artificial societies versus traditional models; artificial societies versus ALife; toward generative social science - can you grow it?. Part 2 Life and death on the sugarscape: in the beginning ... there was sugar; the agents; artificial society on the sugarscape; wealth and its distribution in the agent population; social networks of neighbours; migration; summary. Part 3 Sex, culture and conflict - the emergence of history: sexual reproduction; cultural processes; combat; the proto-history. Part 4 Sugar and spice - trade comes to the sugarscape: spice - a second commodity; trade rules; markets of bilateral traders; emergent economic networks; social computation, emergent computation; summary and conclusions. Part 5 Disease processes: models of disease transmission and immune response; immune system response; disease transmission; digital diseases on the sugarscape; disease transmission networks. Part 6 Conclusions: summary; some extensions of the current model; other artificial societies; formal analysis of artificial societies; generative social science; looking ahead...; appendices.
Series Title: Complex adaptive systems.
Responsibility: Joshua M. Epstein, Robert Axtell.

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