PHIL 402 - Undergraduate Seminar in Philosophy
Section: 002 How is Cooperation Among Agents Possible?
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
Requirements & Distribution:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Open to junior and senior concentrators and to others by permission of concentration advisor.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The seminar will revolve around a seemingly simple question: How is cooperation — costly cooperation — among agents possible? We will, first, introduce some basic concepts and tools from game theory to help us frame the issues. Then we will explore a variety of approaches to our question, reading the work of philosophers, political scientists, and economists. Students will write two papers for the course, presenting drafts of them to the seminar for discussion as the term progresses.

PHIL 402 - Undergraduate Seminar in Philosophy
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
5PHIL Ugrd
Tu 4:00PM - 6:00PM
002 (SEM)
3PHIL Ugrd
W 9:30AM - 11:30AM
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