David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Inquiry 23 (2):187 – 192 (1980)
If social relations often require the choice of a cooperative solution to a prisoners' dilemma, we must ask how people generally solve the games. Three possible devices are that those who choose non-cooperative strategies get a bad reputation and so learn to be cooperative, that people are taught by parents that non-cooperators have unhappy lives, or that an official can be paid a salary to make the cooperative choice. By analyzing erotic love and marriage, and why people try to do their jobs, it is suggested that these devices result in people often solving prisoners' dilemma games without being conscious of them. How then do these structures that 'have the function' of solving prisoners' dilemmas get created and maintain themselves? It is suggested that Deweyan consciousness, existing only when structural strains or unsolved games create personal problems, is adequate to explain many such functional structures.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||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
Noam Lubell (2003). Medicine in Handcuffs: Restraining Prisoners and Detainees Undergoing Medical Treatment and Hospitalisation. Physicians for Human Rights-Israel.
Arthur Caplan (2011). The Use of Prisoners as Sources of Organs–An Ethically Dubious Practice. American Journal of Bioethics 11 (10):1 - 5.
Reed Richter (1985). Rationality, Group Choice and Expected Utility. Synthese 63 (2):203 - 232.
Gerald Gaus (2008). Reasonable Utility Functions and Playing the Cooperative Way. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 11 (2):215-234.
Lanning Sowden (1983). That There is a Dilemma in the Prisoners' Dilemma. Synthese 55 (3):347 - 352.
Jordan Howard Sobel (1991). Some Versions of Newcomb's Problem Are Prisoners' Dilemmas. Synthese 86 (2):197 - 208.
Sidney Gendin (1989). Prisoners' Dilemma for Prisoners. Criminal Justice Ethics 8 (1):23-25.
S. L. Hurley (1991). Newcomb's Problem, Prisoners' Dilemma, and Collective Action. Synthese 86 (2):173 - 196.
Hamish Stewart (1997). The Law of Damages and the Prisoners' Dilemma: A Comment on 'Pure and Utilitarian Prisoners' Dilemmas'. Economics and Philosophy 13 (2):231-.
Daniel R. Gilbert Jr (1996). The Prisoner's Dilemma and the Prisoners of the Prisoner's Dilemma. Business Ethics Quarterly 6 (2):165-178.
Added to index2009-03-05
Total downloads13 ( #141,074 of 1,692,195 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #184,284 of 1,692,195 )
How can I increase my downloads?