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The evolution of cooperation, Robert Axelrod

Label
The evolution of cooperation
Title
The evolution of cooperation
Statement of responsibility
Robert Axelrod
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The much-discussed book that explores how cooperation can emerge in a world of self-seeking egoists--whether superpowers, businesses, or individuals--when there is no central authority to police their actions. The Evolution of Cooperation addresses a simple yet age-old question: if living things evolve through competition, how can cooperation ever emerge? Despite the abundant evidence of cooperation all around us, there existed no purely naturalistic answer to this question until 1979, when Robert Axelrod famously ran a computer tournament featuring a standard game-theory exercise called The Prisoner's Dilemma. To everyone's surprise, the program that won the tournament, named Tit for Tat, was not only the simplest but the most "cooperative" entrant. This unexpected victory proved that cooperation--one might even say altruism--is mathematically possible and therefore needs no hidden hand or divine agent to create and sustain it. A great roadblock to the understanding of all sorts of behavior was at last removed. The updated edition includes an extensive new chapter on cooperation in cancer cells and among terrorist organizations."--Publisher
Cataloging source
EMU
Dewey number
302/.14
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM716
LC item number
.A94 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The evolution of cooperation, Robert Axelrod
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The problem of cooperation -- The success of Tit for Tat in computer tournaments -- The chronology of cooperation -- The live-and-let-live system in trench warfare in World War I -- The evolution of cooperation in biological systems / with William D. Hamilton -- How to choose effectively -- How to promote cooperation -- The social structure of cooperation -- The robustness of reciprocity
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Revised edition.
Extent
xvi, 241 pages
Isbn
9780465005642
Lccn
2008297795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm76963800
  • (OCoLC)76963800
Label
The evolution of cooperation, Robert Axelrod
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The problem of cooperation -- The success of Tit for Tat in computer tournaments -- The chronology of cooperation -- The live-and-let-live system in trench warfare in World War I -- The evolution of cooperation in biological systems / with William D. Hamilton -- How to choose effectively -- How to promote cooperation -- The social structure of cooperation -- The robustness of reciprocity
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Revised edition.
Extent
xvi, 241 pages
Isbn
9780465005642
Lccn
2008297795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm76963800
  • (OCoLC)76963800

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