The Evolution of Cooperation

The Evolution of Cooperation

by Robert Axelrod
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date: 29/04/2009
  $23.99

A famed political scientist's classic argument for a more cooperative world


We assume that, in a world ruled by natural selection, selfishness pays. So why cooperate? In The Evolution of Cooperation, political scientist Robert Axelrod seeks to answer this question. In 1980, he organized the famed Computer Prisoners Dilemma Tournament, which sought to find the optimal strategy for survival in a particular game. Over and over, the simplest strategy, a cooperative program called Tit for Tat, shut out the competition. In other words, cooperation, not unfettered competition, turns out to be our best chance for survival.


A vital book for leaders and decision makers, The Evolution of Cooperation reveals how cooperative principles help us think better about everything from military strategy, to political elections, to family dynamics.

ISBN:
9780786734887
9780786734887
Category:
Management decision making
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
29-04-2009
Language:
English
Publisher:
Basic Books

This item is delivered digitally

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review The Evolution of Cooperation.