The Evolution of Cooperation
The much-discussed book that explores how cooperation can emerge in a world of self-seeking egoists--whether superpowers, businesses, or individuals--when there is no central authority to police their actions."A remarkable mixture of theoretical analysis, anecdotal evidence, and a most unusual mode of empirical research...In it he applies the prisoner's dilemma to topics ranging from collusion among large corporations to U.S. involvement in Vietnam."--James L. Gould and Carol Grant Gould, "Sciences"
"A fascinating contribution to the theory of cooperation, and written in a clear, informal style that makes it a joy to read." "--Times Literary Supplement (London)"
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Review: The Evolution of CooperationUser Review - Andrew Breslin - Goodreads
It's not overstating the case to say that Robert Axelrod's The Evolution of Cooperation is literally the most important book of the last 100 years and will change the course of human history. Um, Andy ... Read full review
Review: The Evolution of CooperationUser Review - Mark Uberuaga - Goodreads
In The Evolution of Cooperation, Robert Axelrod demonstrates how a Tit-for-Tat strategy is the most consistently effective way to interact with others when your options are to cooperate or defect, as ... Read full review