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Evolution of the social contract

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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. The book is not technical and requires no special background knowledge. 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.

Published 1996

Good condition.

Bumping and creasing to Dust Jacket

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Author(s):
Skyrms, B.
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521554713
ISBN-13:
9780521554718
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Evolution of the Social Contract

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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. The book is not technical and requires no special background knowledge. 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.

Published 1996

Good condition.

Bumping and creasing to Dust Jacket

Author(s):
Skyrms, B.
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521554713
ISBN-13:
9780521554718
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Evolution of the Social Contract

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