Evolution of the Social Contract (BOK)

Brian Skyrms

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In this pithy and highly readable book, Brian Skyrms, a recognised authority on game and decision theory, investigates traditional problems of the social contract in terms of evolutionary dynamics. Game theory is skilfully employed to offer new interpretations of a wide variety of social phenomena, including justice, mutual aid, commitment, convention and meaning. The author eschews any grand, unified theory. Rather, he presents the reader with tools drawn from evolutionary game theory for the purpose of analysing and coming to understand the social contract. The book is not technical and requires no special background knowledge. As such, it could be enjoyed by students and professionals in a wide range of disciplines: political science, philosophy, decision theory, economics and biology.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 1996 Forfatter Brian Skyrms
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521555838
Antall sider 160 Dimensjoner 14,2cm x 21,6cm x 1,4cm
Vekt 216 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
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