Fights, Games, and Debates

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University of Michigan Press, 1974 - Business & Economics - 400 pages
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Analyzes the types of human conflict and suggests means of minimizing their destructive potentials
 

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Contents

Three Modes of Conflict
1
A Theoretical Arms Race
15
A Real Arms Race
31
Psychological Epidemics
47
Cooperation and Exploitation
60
Critique of Social Physics
85
THE LOGIC OF STRATEGY
105
Game Theory and Its Forerunner Gambling Theory
107
THE ETHICS OF DEBATE
243
An Apology
245
To Learn Is To Select To See Is To Select
248
The Blindness of Involvement
259
Ways of Persuasion
273
The Assurance of Understanding
289
The Region of Validity
292
The Assumption of Similarity
306

Enter the Foe
130
The Meaning of Strategy
140
The Strategy Mixture
151
What If the Opponent Is Both Friend and Foe?
166
Game with Collusion
180
Coalitions
195
Experiments in Strategic Conflict
213
Critiques of Game Theory
226
The Case for Collectivism
313
The Case for Individualism
335
Concluding Remarks
359
Notes
361
References
381
Index
390
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