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The world the game theorists made

Author: Paul Erickson
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
In recent decades game theory - the mathematics of rational decision-making by interacting individuals - has assumed a central place in our understanding of capitalist markets, the evolution of social behavior in animals, and even the ethics of altruism and fairness in human beings. With game theory's ubiquity, however, has come a great deal of misunderstanding. Critics of the contemporary social sciences view it as  Read more...

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Erickson
ISBN: 9780226097039 022609703X 9780226097206 022609720X
OCLC Number: 988118630
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2015.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Responsibility: Paul Erickson.


Drawing on a diverse collection of institutional archives, personal correspondence and papers, and interviews, the author shows how game theory offered social scientists, biologists, military  Read more...


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"Erickson has written a vital book. He shows how game theory has survived despite its repeated failure to fulfill the highest hopes of its exponents. This is an outstanding and sure-to-be influential Read more...

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