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Paradoxes of Rationality and Cooperation

Prisoner's Dilemma and Newcomb's Problem

edited by Richmond Campbell & Lanning Sowden

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publisher: UBC Press
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This anthology, the first to bring together the most important philosophical essays on the paradoxes, analyses the concepts underlying the Prisoner's Dilemma and Newcomb's Problem and evaluates the proposed solutions. The relevant theories have been developed over the past four decades in a variety of disciplines: mathematics, economics, psychology, political science, biology, and philosophy. And the problems these paradoxes uncover can arise in many different forms: in debates over nuclear disarmament, labour-management disputes, marital conflicts, Calvinist theology, and even in the evolution of disease through the "cooperation" of microorganisms. The possibilities for application are virtually limitless.

Contributor Notes

Richmond Campbell (editor) is a professor in the philosophy department at Dalhousie University. He is the author of Self-Love and Self-Respect: A Philosophical Study of Egoism (1979). Lanning Sowden (editor) is a Research Fellow at La Trobe University in Australia.

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This book makes a very interesting text with a well chosen range of views. I recommend it highly, even for the general philosophical reader.

— Nous

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