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The Evolution of Cooperation

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780465005642

ISBN10:
0465005640
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
12/1/2006
Publisher(s):
BASIC BOOKS
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Summary

Updated for the first time, the classic book on why cooperation is not only natural but also the best survival strategy.

Author Biography

Robert Axelrod is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of Michigan. A MacArthur Prize Fellow, he is a leading expert on game theory, artificial intelligence, evolutionary biology, mathematical modeling, and complexity theory. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Table of Contents

PREFACE vii
PART I Introduction
1. The Problem of Cooperation
3(24)
PART II The Emergence of Cooperation
2. The Success of TIT FOR TAT in Computer Tournaments
27(28)
3. The Chronology of Cooperation
55(18)
PART III Cooperation Without Friendship or Foresight
4. The Live-and-Let-Live System in Trench Warfare in World War I
73(15)
5. The Evolution of Cooperation in Biological Systems (with William D. Hamilton)
88(21)
PART IV Advice for Participants and Reformers
6. How to Choose Effectively
109(15)
7. How to Promote Cooperation
124(21)
PART V Conclusions
8. The Social Structure of Cooperation
145(24)
9. The Robustness of Reciprocity
169(23)
APPENDIX A TOURNAMENT RESULTS 192(14)
APPENDIX B PROOFS OF THE THEORETICAL PROPOSITIONS 206(10)
NOTES 216(7)
BIBLIOGRAPHY 223(8)
INDEX 231


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