Modeling Rationality, Morality, and Evolution

Hardcover | September 1, 1998

byPeter A. Danielson

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This collection focuses on questions that arise when morality is considered from the perspective of recent work on rational choice and evolution. Linking questions like "Is it rational to be moral?" to the evolution of cooperation in "The Prisoners Dilemma," the book brings together new workusing models from game theory, evolutionary biology, and cognitive science, as well as from philosophical analysis. Among the contributors are leading figures in these fields, including David Gauthier, Paul M. Churchland, Brian Skyrms, Ronald de Sousa, and Elliot Sober.

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This collection focuses on questions that arise when morality is considered from the perspective of recent work on rational choice and evolution. Linking questions like "Is it rational to be moral?" to the evolution of cooperation in "The Prisoners Dilemma," the book brings together new workusing models from game theory, evolutionary b...

Peter Danielson is at University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:September 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780195125498

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AckowledgementsContributors1. Peter A. Danielson: IntroductionRationality2. Edward F. McClennen: Rationality and Rules3. David Gauthier: Intention and Deliberation4. Michael E. Bratman: Following Through with One's Plans: Reply to David Gauthier5. A. D. Irvine: How Braess' Paradox Solves Newcomb's Problem6. Bryan R. Routledge: Economics of the Prisoner's Dilemma: A Background7. Ronald de Sousa: Modeling Rationality: Normative or Descriptive?Modeling Social Interaction8. Leslie Burkholder: Theorem 19. Louis Marinoff: The Failure of Success: Intrafamilial Exploitation in the Prisoner's Dilemma10. Peter Kollock: Transforming Social Dilemmas: Group Identity and Co-Operation11. Bernardo A. Huberman and Natalie S. Glance: Beliefs and Co-Operation12. Paul M. Churchland: The Nueral Representation of the Social WorldMorality13. David Schmidtz: Moral Dualism14. Duncan MacIntosh: Categorically Rational Preferences and the Structure of Morality15. William J. Talbott: Why We Need a Moral Equilibrium Theory16. Chantale LaCasse and Don Ross: Morality's Last ChanceEvolution17. Brian Skyrms: Mutual Aid: Darwin Meets The Logic of Decision18. Elliott Sober: Three Differences between Deliberation and Evolution19. Peter A. Danielson: Evolutionary Models of Co-Operation Mechanisms: Artificial Morality and Genetic Programming20. Giovanni Dosi, Luigi Marengo, Andrea Bassanini, and Marco Valente: Norms as Emergent Properties of Adaptive Learning: The Case of Economic Routines