Mishka (mishka_penguin) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

#2 The Evolution of Co-operation

 Book number two was Robert Axelrod's The Evolution of Co-operation; yet another one I'm reading for my dissertation. I enjoyed this quite a lot - it's short at just under 200 pages, and very easy to follow. Focuses almost entirely on the prisoner's dilemma and the 'tit for tat' strategy, but also gives good coverage to the 'live and let live' phenomena of British and German soliders purposely 'co-operating' with the other side to avoid fighting during WWI. 

Definitely worth a read if you're even vageuly interested in game theory or co-operation. Less evolution-related. It also touches very, very briefly on political and social implications.

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