Evolution of the Social Contract

Cambridge University Press (1996)
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In this book, Brian Skyrms, a recognised authority on game and decision theory, investigates traditional problems of the social contract in terms of evolutionary dynamics. Game theory is employed to offer new interpretations of a wide variety of social phenomena, including justice, mutual aid, commitment, convention and meaning. Skyrms eschews any grand, unified theory. Rather, he presents the reader with tools drawn from evolutionary game theory for the purpose of analysing and coming to understand the social contract. The book is not technical and requires no special background knowledge. As such, it could be read by students and professionals in a wide range of disciplines: political science, philosophy, decision theory, economics and biology.
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ISBN(s) 0521555833   9780521555838     9781316121740   9780511806308
DOI 10.2307/2653471
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