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Prisoner's dilemma, William Poundstone
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 Summary
 Watching players bluff in a poker game inspired John von Neumannfather of the modern computer and one of the sharpest minds of the centuryto construct game theory, a mathematical study of conflict and deception. Game theory was embraced at the RAND Corporation, the think tank charged with formulating military strategy for the atomic age, and in 1950 two RAND scientists discovered the "prisoner's dilemma"A disturbing game where two or more people may betray the common good for individual gain. The prisoner's dilemma quickly became a popular allegory of the nuclear arms race. Game theory developed into a controversial tool of public policyalternately accused of justifying arms races and touted as the only hope of preventing them. Biographer Poundstone weaves together a biography of the brilliant and tragic von Neumann, a history of pivotal phases of the cold war, and an investigation of game theory's farreaching influence.From publisher description
 Language
 eng
 Edition
 1st ed.
 Extent
 xi, 290 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
 Contents

 1. Dilemmas. The Nuclear Dilemma. John von Neumann. Prisoner's Dilemma
 2. John Von Neumann. The Child Prodigy. Kun's Hungary. Early Career. The Institute. Klara. Personality. The Sturm und Drang Period. The Best Brain in the World
 3. Game Theory. Kriegspiel. Who Was First? Theory of Games and Economic Behavior. Cake Division. Rational Players. Games as Trees. Games as Tables. ZeroSum Games. Minimax and Cake. Mixed Strategies. Curve Balls and Deadly Genes. The Minimax Theorem. NPerson Games
 4. The Bomb. Von Neumann at Los Alamos. Game Theory in Wartime. Bertrand Russell. World Government. Operation Crossroads. The Computer. Preventive War
 5. The RAND Corporation. History. Thinking About the Unthinkable. Surfing, Semantics, Finnish Phonology. Von Neumann at RAND. John Nash. The MondayMorning Quarterback
 6. Prisoner's Dilemma. The Buick Sale. Honor Among Thieves. The FloodDresher Experiment. Tucker's Anecdote. Common Sense. Prisoner's Dilemmas in Literature. Free Rider. Nuclear Rivalry
 7. 1950. The Soviet Bomb. The Man from Mars. Urey's Speech. The Fuchs Affair. The Korean War. The Nature of Technical Surprise. Aggressors for Peace. Francis Matthews. Aftermath. Public Reaction. Was It a Trial Balloon? The MacArthur Speech. Orvil Anderson. Press Reaction. How Many Bombs? Coda
 8. Game Theory and Its Discontents. Criticism of Game Theory. Utility and Machiavelli. Are People Rational? The Ohio State Studies
 9. Von Neumann's Last Years. The HBomb. A Very Fine Tiger. The Commissioner. The Moment of Hope. Illness. Death
 10. Chicken and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Chicken. Volunteer's Dilemma. Volunteer's Dilemma Experiments. The Cuban Missile Crisis. The Madman Theory
 11. More on Social Dilemmas. Deadlock. Stag Hunt. Asymmetric Games. Justifying Cooperation. Howard's MetaGame. Backward Induction Paradox
 12. Survival of the Fittest. Stable Strategies. Is Defection in the Genes? Robert Axelrod. TIT FOR TAT. The Trouble with TIT FOR TAT. Artificial Selection. The Fish in the Mirror. Cooperation and Civilization. TIT FOR TAT in the Real World
 13. The Dollar Auction. Escalation. Shubik's Dollar Auction. Dollar Auctions in Real Life. Strategies. Rational Bidding. Where Game Theory Fails. The LargestNumber Game. Feather in a Vacuum
 Isbn
 9780385415675
 Label
 Prisoner's dilemma
 Title
 Prisoner's dilemma
 Statement of responsibility
 William Poundstone
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 Watching players bluff in a poker game inspired John von Neumannfather of the modern computer and one of the sharpest minds of the centuryto construct game theory, a mathematical study of conflict and deception. Game theory was embraced at the RAND Corporation, the think tank charged with formulating military strategy for the atomic age, and in 1950 two RAND scientists discovered the "prisoner's dilemma"A disturbing game where two or more people may betray the common good for individual gain. The prisoner's dilemma quickly became a popular allegory of the nuclear arms race. Game theory developed into a controversial tool of public policyalternately accused of justifying arms races and touted as the only hope of preventing them. Biographer Poundstone weaves together a biography of the brilliant and tragic von Neumann, a history of pivotal phases of the cold war, and an investigation of game theory's farreaching influence.From publisher description
 Biography type
 individual biography
 Cataloging source
 DLC
 http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
 Poundstone, William
 Dewey number

 510/.92
 B
 Illustrations

 illustrations
 plates
 Index
 index present
 LC call number
 QA29.V66
 LC item number
 P68 1992
 Literary form
 non fiction
 Nature of contents
 bibliography
 http://library.link/vocab/subjectName

 Von Neumann, John
 Mathematicians
 Label
 Prisoner's dilemma, William Poundstone
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]283) and index
 Carrier category
 volume
 Carrier category code

 nc
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Content category
 text
 Content type code

 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Contents
 1. Dilemmas. The Nuclear Dilemma. John von Neumann. Prisoner's Dilemma  2. John Von Neumann. The Child Prodigy. Kun's Hungary. Early Career. The Institute. Klara. Personality. The Sturm und Drang Period. The Best Brain in the World  3. Game Theory. Kriegspiel. Who Was First? Theory of Games and Economic Behavior. Cake Division. Rational Players. Games as Trees. Games as Tables. ZeroSum Games. Minimax and Cake. Mixed Strategies. Curve Balls and Deadly Genes. The Minimax Theorem. NPerson Games  4. The Bomb. Von Neumann at Los Alamos. Game Theory in Wartime. Bertrand Russell. World Government. Operation Crossroads. The Computer. Preventive War  5. The RAND Corporation. History. Thinking About the Unthinkable. Surfing, Semantics, Finnish Phonology. Von Neumann at RAND. John Nash. The MondayMorning Quarterback  6. Prisoner's Dilemma. The Buick Sale. Honor Among Thieves. The FloodDresher Experiment. Tucker's Anecdote. Common Sense. Prisoner's Dilemmas in Literature. Free Rider. Nuclear Rivalry  7. 1950. The Soviet Bomb. The Man from Mars. Urey's Speech. The Fuchs Affair. The Korean War. The Nature of Technical Surprise. Aggressors for Peace. Francis Matthews. Aftermath. Public Reaction. Was It a Trial Balloon? The MacArthur Speech. Orvil Anderson. Press Reaction. How Many Bombs? Coda  8. Game Theory and Its Discontents. Criticism of Game Theory. Utility and Machiavelli. Are People Rational? The Ohio State Studies  9. Von Neumann's Last Years. The HBomb. A Very Fine Tiger. The Commissioner. The Moment of Hope. Illness. Death  10. Chicken and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Chicken. Volunteer's Dilemma. Volunteer's Dilemma Experiments. The Cuban Missile Crisis. The Madman Theory  11. More on Social Dilemmas. Deadlock. Stag Hunt. Asymmetric Games. Justifying Cooperation. Howard's MetaGame. Backward Induction Paradox  12. Survival of the Fittest. Stable Strategies. Is Defection in the Genes? Robert Axelrod. TIT FOR TAT. The Trouble with TIT FOR TAT. Artificial Selection. The Fish in the Mirror. Cooperation and Civilization. TIT FOR TAT in the Real World  13. The Dollar Auction. Escalation. Shubik's Dollar Auction. Dollar Auctions in Real Life. Strategies. Rational Bidding. Where Game Theory Fails. The LargestNumber Game. Feather in a Vacuum
 Control code
 23383657
 Dimensions
 24 cm
 Edition
 1st ed.
 Extent
 xi, 290 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
 Isbn
 9780385415675
 Lccn
 91013906
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code

 n
 Other physical details
 illustrations
 System control number
 (WaOLN)1461713
 Label
 Prisoner's dilemma, William Poundstone
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]283) and index
 Carrier category
 volume
 Carrier category code

 nc
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Content category
 text
 Content type code

 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Contents
 1. Dilemmas. The Nuclear Dilemma. John von Neumann. Prisoner's Dilemma  2. John Von Neumann. The Child Prodigy. Kun's Hungary. Early Career. The Institute. Klara. Personality. The Sturm und Drang Period. The Best Brain in the World  3. Game Theory. Kriegspiel. Who Was First? Theory of Games and Economic Behavior. Cake Division. Rational Players. Games as Trees. Games as Tables. ZeroSum Games. Minimax and Cake. Mixed Strategies. Curve Balls and Deadly Genes. The Minimax Theorem. NPerson Games  4. The Bomb. Von Neumann at Los Alamos. Game Theory in Wartime. Bertrand Russell. World Government. Operation Crossroads. The Computer. Preventive War  5. The RAND Corporation. History. Thinking About the Unthinkable. Surfing, Semantics, Finnish Phonology. Von Neumann at RAND. John Nash. The MondayMorning Quarterback  6. Prisoner's Dilemma. The Buick Sale. Honor Among Thieves. The FloodDresher Experiment. Tucker's Anecdote. Common Sense. Prisoner's Dilemmas in Literature. Free Rider. Nuclear Rivalry  7. 1950. The Soviet Bomb. The Man from Mars. Urey's Speech. The Fuchs Affair. The Korean War. The Nature of Technical Surprise. Aggressors for Peace. Francis Matthews. Aftermath. Public Reaction. Was It a Trial Balloon? The MacArthur Speech. Orvil Anderson. Press Reaction. How Many Bombs? Coda  8. Game Theory and Its Discontents. Criticism of Game Theory. Utility and Machiavelli. Are People Rational? The Ohio State Studies  9. Von Neumann's Last Years. The HBomb. A Very Fine Tiger. The Commissioner. The Moment of Hope. Illness. Death  10. Chicken and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Chicken. Volunteer's Dilemma. Volunteer's Dilemma Experiments. The Cuban Missile Crisis. The Madman Theory  11. More on Social Dilemmas. Deadlock. Stag Hunt. Asymmetric Games. Justifying Cooperation. Howard's MetaGame. Backward Induction Paradox  12. Survival of the Fittest. Stable Strategies. Is Defection in the Genes? Robert Axelrod. TIT FOR TAT. The Trouble with TIT FOR TAT. Artificial Selection. The Fish in the Mirror. Cooperation and Civilization. TIT FOR TAT in the Real World  13. The Dollar Auction. Escalation. Shubik's Dollar Auction. Dollar Auctions in Real Life. Strategies. Rational Bidding. Where Game Theory Fails. The LargestNumber Game. Feather in a Vacuum
 Control code
 23383657
 Dimensions
 24 cm
 Edition
 1st ed.
 Extent
 xi, 290 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
 Isbn
 9780385415675
 Lccn
 91013906
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code

 n
 Other physical details
 illustrations
 System control number
 (WaOLN)1461713
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