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Game Theory

Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences, 1st Edition

Edited by Yanis Varoufakis


1,640 pages

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Hardback: 9780415222402
pub: 2001-03-29
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Game theory is rapidly becoming one of the cornerstones of the social sciences. The articles gathered here chart the intellectual history of game theory from its place in the Enlightenment tradition, through the explosion of literature in the late 1970s, to issues of current and emerging debates.

This extensively indexed set will be a valuable reference tool to researchers in sociology and politics, as well as economics.

Table of Contents

Volume I: Foundations

Precursors Pioneers of Game Theory Pioneers of Modern Bargaining Theory

Volume II: Refinements

Nash's Project Embellished with (Bayesian) Uncertainty Dynamic Games Dynamic Bargaining Evolutionary Games Psychological Games

Volume III

Part I: Economic Applications

Oligopolistic Games Auctions Macroeconomic Games General Equilibrium and Arrow's Impossibility Theorem

Part II: Game Theory and the Social Sciences

Political Science Analytical Marxism Sociology and Anthropology

Volume IV: Discontents

The Trouble with Consistently Aligned Beliefs The Problem With Backward Induction The Problem with Bargaining Solutions Philosophical Queries

About the Series

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