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evolutionary game theory

Evolutionary game theory differs from game theory by examining population effects as actors play different strategies upon each other, and use those fitness scores to reproduce. Thus, it examines both evolution of strategies (such as having a population of strategies change via selection, mutation, and recombination) and also the dynamics of the frequency of strategies in the population (such as stable centers of cooperation in a field of defectors in the evolutionary prisoner's dilemma).


Game Theory, Strategy