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Compared with conventional computer models, AI based modelling offers a wide range of decisive advantages for the social sciences: theoretical knowledge does not have to be quantified, is coded explicitly and modularly and its conclusions can be explained and justified. AI or knowledge based systems can be used in the social sciences for both theory driven… (More)
Simulation studies in the context of Robert Axelrod's research on iterative prisoner's dilemma games focus nearly exclusively on the 2-player-version of the game. In contrast, this article reports results of a simulation with an iterated N-person prisoner's dilemma where group size N varies between 2 and 30. The simulation investigates the relative… (More)
We lay open a position concerning the difference between scientific processes and processes in science. Not all processes in science are scientific. This leads into the center of social simulation. More scientific theories should be incorporated in social simulations, and this should lead to more united structural approaches.