David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Synthese 100 (3):333 - 358 (1994)
The evolution of internation relationships is studied by means of a mathematical model based on a popular rule of triadic interaction: the friend of my friend is my friend, the friend of my enemy is my enemy, the enemy of my enemy is my friend, the enemy of my friend is my enemy. The rule is shown to lead to the formation and preservation of unipolar and bipolar configurations of nations, with the strengths of relationships, both friendly and conflictual, intensifying through time. These results confirm speculations originally made in static, graph theoretic studies of the balancing of relationships within individuals, small groups and systems of nations.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Jenny Steinnes (2011). An Act of Methodology: A Document in Madness—Writing Ophelia. Educational Philosophy and Theory 44 (8):818-830.
Babette Babich (2003). Nietzsche’s Imperative as a Friend’s Encomium: On Becoming the One You Are, Ethics, and Blessing. Nietzsche-Studien 32:29-58.
Richard A. Jones (2006). Black Authenticity/Inauthenticity and American Empire. Radical Philosophy Today 2006:195-210.
Igal Kvart (2002). Probabilistic Cause and the Thirsty Traveler. Journal of Philosophical Logic 31 (2):139-179.
Ioannis D. Evrigenis (2008). Fear of Enemies and Collective Action. Cambridge University Press.
Stephen J. Pope (1997). Neither Enemy Nor Friend: Nature as Creation in the Theology of Saint Thomas Aquinas. Zygon 32 (2):219-230.
Nir Eisikovits (2006). Rethinking the Legitimacy of Truth Commissions: "I Am the Enemy You Killed, My Friend". Metaphilosophy 37 (3-4):489–514.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads15 ( #154,315 of 1,696,545 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #184,517 of 1,696,545 )
How can I increase my downloads?