Evolutionary game theory, morality, and Darwinism

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Should evolution replace rational choice as the guiding paradigm for game theory? Evolutionary game theory provides an intriguing perspective from which to critique the hyper-rational assumptions of classical economic game theory. In contrast to economic game theory, evolutionary game theory is better suited to descriptive rather than normative domains. It is argued that a pluralism of paradigms holds the best promise for theoretical innovation in game theory.

Document Type: Review Article

Affiliations: Group for Logic and Formal Semantics, Department of Philosophy, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY 11794-3750, USA.

Publication date: January 1, 2000

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