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The Resource Explaining altruism : a simulation-based approach and its limits, Eckhart Arnold, (electronic resource)

Explaining altruism : a simulation-based approach and its limits, Eckhart Arnold, (electronic resource)

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Explaining altruism : a simulation-based approach and its limits
Title
Explaining altruism
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a simulation-based approach and its limits
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Eckhart Arnold
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eng
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Arnold, Eckhart
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BJ1474
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.A76 2008eb
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ebrary, Inc
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Practical philosophy
Series volume
Bd. 11
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  • Altruism
  • Cooperativeness
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Employing computer simulations to study the evolution of altruism has been popular since Axelrodas The Evolution of Cooperation. But have the myriads of simulation studies that followed in Axelrodas footsteps really increased our knowledge about the evolution of altruism or cooperation? This book examines in detail the working mechanisms of simulation-based evolutionary explanations of altruism. It shows that the theoretical insights derived from simulation studies are often quite arbitrary and of little use for empirical research. In the final chapter, a set of epistemological requirements for computer simulations is proposed with recommendations for the proper research design of simulation studies
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Explaining altruism : a simulation-based approach and its limits, Eckhart Arnold, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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OCM1bookssj0000801337
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unknown
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9783868380071
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000801337
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Explaining altruism : a simulation-based approach and its limits, Eckhart Arnold, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000801337
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9783868380071
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000801337

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