The Evolution of Cooperation
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."A remarkable mixture of theoretical analysis, anecdotal evidence, and a most unusual mode of empirical research...In it he applies the prisoner's dilemma to topics ranging from collusion among large corporations to U.S. involvement in Vietnam."--James L. Gould and Carol Grant Gould, "Sciences"
"A fascinating contribution to the theory of cooperation, and written in a clear, informal style that makes it a joy to read." "--Times Literary Supplement (London)"
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - helver - LibraryThing
An interesting evaluation of why we do/should make certain choices at certain times with respect to repeated interactions with those who have opposing interests. Especially apropos in the time of Trump. Read full review
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I read this while I was in rehab from a motorcycle accident; and even under the influence of painkillers & other meds I found it understandable. Fascinating. Read full review
The Problem of Cooperation
The Emergence of Cooperation
The Success of TIT FOR TAT
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