The Prisoner's Dilemma and the Symmetry Argument for Cooperation

Analysis 49 (2):60 - 65 (1989)

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Several philosophers have discussed informal versions of a "symmetry argument" that seems to show that two rational maximizers will cooperate when they are in a prisoner's dilemma. I present a more precise version of that argument and I argue that it is valid only if some crucial statements are misinterpreted as material conditionals instead of being interpreted correctly as subjunctive conditionals
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