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Modeling Rationality, Morality, and Evolution : Vancouver Studies in Cognitive Science - Peter Danielson

Modeling Rationality, Morality, and Evolution

Vancouver Studies in Cognitive Science


Published: 1st September 1998
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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 work using 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.

Brings together leading figures in a line of great contemporary interest. * Alexander Rosenberg, Philosophy, University of Georgia *

Acknowledgments Contributors 1: Peter A. Danielson: Introduction Rationality 2: Edward F. Mc Clennen: Rationality and Rules 3: David Gauthier: Intention and Deliberation 4: Michael E. Bratman: Following Through with One's Plans: Reply to David Gauthier 5: A. D. Irvine: How Breass' Paradox Solves Newcomb's Problem 6: Bryan R. Routledge: Economics of the Prisoner's Dilemma: A Background 7: Ronald de Sousa: Modeling Rationality: Normative or Descriptive? Modeling Social Interaction 8: Leslie Burkholder: Theorem 1 9: Louis Marinoff: The Failure of Success: Intrafamilial Exploitation in the Prisoner's Dilemma 10: Peter Kollock: Transforming Social Dilemmas: Group Identity and Co-Operation 11: Bernardo A. Huberman and Natalie S. Glance: Beliefs and Co-Operation 12: Paul M. Churchland: The Neutral Representation of the Social World Morality 13: David Schmidtz 14: Duncan MacIntosh: Categorically Rational Preferences and the Structure of Morality 15: William J. Talbott: Why We Need a Moral Equilibrium Theory 16: Chantale LaCasse and Don Ross: Moralty's Last Chance Evolution 17: Brian Skyrms: Mutual Aid: Darwin Meets The Logic of Decision 18: Elliott Sober: Three Differences between Deliberation and Evolution 19: Peter A. Danielson: Evolutionary Models of Co-Operative Mechanisms: Artificial Morality and Genetic Programming 20: Giovanni Dosi, Luigi Marengo, Andrea Bassanini and Marco Valente: Norms as Emergent Properties of Adaptive Learning: The Case of Economic Routines

ISBN: 9780195125504
ISBN-10: 0195125509
Series: Vancouver Studies in Cognitive Science
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 1st September 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.89 x 15.34  x 2.59
Weight (kg): 0.7