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Contingent Life-Cycle Strategies

Daniel Friedman, Barry Sinervo, Daniel Friedman, and Barry Sinervo

in Evolutionary Games in Natural, Social, and Virtual Worlds

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199981151
eISBN:
9780190466657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199981151.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

Chapter 9 considers “plastic” strategies that respond to contingencies, as well as life-cycle strategies. Various usages of the term plasticity are classified and equilibrium analyses are developed. ... More


Choosing Environments

Gillian Barker

in Beyond Biofatalism: Human Nature for an Evolving World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171885
eISBN:
9780231540391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171885.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Using utilitarian or cost-benefit thinking to assess possible large-scale social chagnes is problematic because it is unclear how to value the costs and benefits--in particular, because some social ... More


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