Introduction

@article{Sallach2001Introduction,
  title={Introduction},
  author={David L. Sallach and Charles M. Macal},
  journal={Social Science Computer Review},
  year={2001},
  volume={19},
  pages={245 - 248}
}
I recent years, a new epistemic culture (see Knorr Cetina, 1999), based on computational models of interacting agents, has been forming in the social sciences. Early exemplars are Schelling (1978), who illustrated that segregation can be an emergent result of interactions among agents that do not themselves prefer segregation, and Axelrod (1984), who explored the ways in which cooperative strategies can survive in iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma competitions.1 A number of intertwined computational… 

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