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The Evolution of Cooperation

A popular book that looks at game theory as applied to the evolution of altruism. Darwin's theory of evolution as primarily 'survival of the fittest' is formalized and shown via game theory, i.e. prisoner's dilemma, that altruism can be selected for under certain conditions.

R. Axelrod
game theory; prisoner's dilemma; altruism; Darwinism

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