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Game Theory: A Critical Introduction

In recent years game theory has swept through all of the social sciences. Its practitioners have great designs for it, claiming that it offers an opportunity to unify the social sciences and that it it the natural foundation of a rational theory of society. Game Theory is for those who are intrigued but baffled by these claims, and daunted by the technical demands of most introductions to the subject.

Requiring no more than simple arithmetic, the book:


* Traces the origins of Game Theory and its philosophical premises

* Looks at its implications for the theory of bargaining and social contract theory

* Gives a detailed exposition of all of the major `games’ including the famous `prisoner’s dilemma’

* Analyses cooperative, non cooperative, repeated, evolutionary and experimental games

Author: Shaun Hargreaves-Heap, Yanis Varoufakis,

Edition: 2

Binding: Paperback

EAN: 9780415250955

Condition: New

Manufacturer: Routledge

Number of items: 1

Number of pages: 384

Product group: Book

Studio: Routledge

Publication Date: 2004-04-10

Publisher: Routledge

Pages: 384

ISBN: 0415250951

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