Launching “The Evolution of Cooperation”

Launching “The Evolution of Cooperation” This article describes three aspects of the author's early work on the evolution of the cooperation. First, it explains how the idea for a computer tournament for the iterated Prisoner's Dilemma was inspired by the artificial intelligence research on computer checkers and computer chess. Second, it shows how the vulnerability of simple reciprocity of misunderstanding or misimplementation can be eliminated with the addition of some degree of generosity or contrition. Third, it recounts the unusual collaboration between the author, a political scientist, and William D. Hamilton, an evolutionary biologist. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Theoretical Biology Elsevier

Launching “The Evolution of Cooperation”

Journal of Theoretical Biology, Volume 299 – Apr 21, 2012

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
0022-5193
eISSN
1095-8541
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.jtbi.2011.04.015
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Abstract

This article describes three aspects of the author's early work on the evolution of the cooperation. First, it explains how the idea for a computer tournament for the iterated Prisoner's Dilemma was inspired by the artificial intelligence research on computer checkers and computer chess. Second, it shows how the vulnerability of simple reciprocity of misunderstanding or misimplementation can be eliminated with the addition of some degree of generosity or contrition. Third, it recounts the unusual collaboration between the author, a political scientist, and William D. Hamilton, an evolutionary biologist.

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Journal of Theoretical BiologyElsevier

Published: Apr 21, 2012

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