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Game Theory and the Humanities - Bridging Two Worlds

  title={Game Theory and the Humanities - Bridging Two Worlds},
  author={Steven J. Brams},
  • S. Brams
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology, Computer Science
Game theory models are ubiquitous in economics, common in political science, and increasingly used in psychology and sociology; in evolutionary biology, they offer compelling explanations for competition in nature. But game theory has been only sporadically applied to the humanities; indeed, we almost never associate mathematical calculations of strategic choice with the worlds of literature, history, and philosophy. And yet, as Steven Brams shows, game theory can illuminate the rational… Expand

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