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 Fighting It Out

Ken Binmore

in Playing for Real: Game Theory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195300574
eISBN:
9780199783748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300574.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter describes the theory of two-person, zero-sum games invented by John Von Neumann in 1928. It begins with an application to the computation of economic shadow prices. It shows that a ... More


Vernon Smith Meets Messi in the Laboratory

Ignacio Palacios-Huerta

in Beautiful Game Theory: How Soccer Can Help Economics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144023
eISBN:
9781400850310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144023.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter focuses on zero-sum experimental games where players are predicted to choose probability mixtures. Whereas perfectively competitive games do not represent the entire universe of ... More


On Curiosity

Lieve Van Hoof

in Plutarch's Practical Ethics: The Social Dynamics of Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199583263
eISBN:
9780191723131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583263.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter deals with Plutarch's ‘psychotherapeutic’ text On Curiosity, in which he strongly condemns the desire to discover other people's evils, which, he suggests, is omnipresent in the cities ... More


The Interactive Learning Problem

H. Peyton Young

in Strategic Learning and its Limits

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199269181
eISBN:
9780191699375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269181.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter begins with a discussion of the difficulties posed by interactive learning. It then identifies two competing schools of thought in game theory. One school points optimistically to ... More


COLOURING—VARIATIONS ON A THEME

Pavol Hell and Jaroslav Nešetřil

in Graphs and Homomorphisms

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528173
eISBN:
9780191713644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528173.003.0006
Subject:
Mathematics, Combinatorics / Graph Theory / Discrete Mathematics

This chapter sets out certain particular classes of homomorphism problems that have been investigated as variants of graph colourings. The homomorphism perspective unifies these concepts and offers ... More


Game Theory and Literature: An Overview

Steven J. Brams

in Game Theory and the Humanities: Bridging Two Worlds

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015226
eISBN:
9780262295932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015226.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter surveys applications of game theory in literature, and is organized as follows. Section 1.2 sets out the three questions posed to several game theorists who at some time applied game ... More


A Game Logic for Natural Language

Robin Clark

in Meaningful Games: Exploring Language with Game Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016179
eISBN:
9780262298742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016179.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter considers a particular application of game theory: games as a model of formal logic. It gives a logic whose “formulas” are English sentences and shows how to evaluate them using games. ... More


Evolutionary Dynamics

David D. Nolte

in Introduction to Modern Dynamics: Chaos, Networks, Space, and Time

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198844624
eISBN:
9780191880216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844624.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Evolutionary dynamics treats the growth and decay of populations under conditions that influence reproduction, competition, predation and selection. The Lotka–Volterra equations are population ... More


Conclusion

in Identity Games: Globalization and the Transformation of Media Cultures in the New Europe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262090452
eISBN:
9780262255127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262090452.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book presents an argument against adopting the globalization vision of neoimperial power interests. The importance of studying globalization from the perspective of a set of political and ... More


Conclusion

Tanya Harmer

in Allende's Chile and the Inter-American Cold War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834954
eISBN:
9781469602721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869246_harmer.13
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book concludes with a discussion of how the author was asked whether her researching the details of Cuba's role in Chile meant that she thought the United States was justified in destabilizing ... More


Feasible Worlds

Paul F. Steinberg

in Who Rules the Earth?: How Social Rules Shape Our Planet and Our Lives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199896615
eISBN:
9780197563250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199896615.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

What would the world be like if high-speed trains arrived every ten minutes to whisk you away to the city of your choice? It would be a lot like Japan. What if our computers and coffee makers were ... More


Conclusion: Picking Fights

Rachel Kahn Best

in Common Enemies: Disease Campaigns in America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190918408
eISBN:
9780190918446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190918408.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Disease campaigns reveal why private charity cannot replace political solutions to social problems. Private charity and voluntary campaigns favor narrow, corporate-friendly, and uncontroversial ... More


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