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The Bounds of Reason: Game Theory and the Unification of the Behavioral Sciences - Revised Edition

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Description for The Bounds of Reason: Game Theory and the Unification of the Behavioral Sciences - Revised Edition Paperback. Game theory is central to understanding human behavior and relevant to all of the behavioral sciences - from biology and economics, to anthropology and political science. This title demonstrates, game theory alone cannot fully explain human behavior and should instead complement other key concepts championed by the behavioral disciplines. Num Pages: 288 pages, 36 line illus. BIC Classification: PBUD. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 179 x 253 x 19. Weight in Grams: 508.
Game theory is central to understanding human behavior and relevant to all of the behavioral sciences--from biology and economics, to anthropology and political science. However, as The Bounds of Reason demonstrates, game theory alone cannot fully explain human behavior and should instead complement other key concepts championed by the behavioral disciplines. Herbert Gintis shows that just as game theory without broader social theory is merely technical bravado, so social theory without game theory is a handicapped enterprise. This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated. Reinvigorating game theory, The Bounds of Reason offers innovative thinking for the behavioral sciences. ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Princeton University Press
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2014
Condition
New
Weight
508g
Number of Pages
288
Place of Publication
New Jersey, United States
ISBN
9780691160849
SKU
V9780691160849
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Ref
99-17

About Herbert Gintis
Herbert Gintis holds faculty positions at the Santa Fe Institute and Central European University. He is the author of Game Theory Evolving (Princeton), coauthor of A Cooperative Species: Human Reciprocity and Its Evolution with Samuel Bowles (Princeton), and the coeditor of numerous books, including Moral Sentiments and Material Interests, Unequal Chances (Princeton), and Foundations of Human Sociality.

Reviews for The Bounds of Reason: Game Theory and the Unification of the Behavioral Sciences - Revised Edition
The Bounds of Reason appears as two books in one. One part develops an epistemic theory of the rational actor as an alternative to what is provided by classical game theory, and the other part is a spirited plea to use behavioral game theory as a unifying tool in all behavioral sciences. Both objectives are highly valuable, but combing them ... Read more

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