The Evolution of Cooperation: Revised Edition

Author(s): Robert Axelrod

The Evolution of Cooperation


The Evolution of Cooperation provides valuable insights into the age-old question of whether unforced cooperation is ever possible.  This landmark book explores how cooperation can emerge in a world of self-seeking egoists - whether superpowers, businesses, or individuals - when there is no central authority to police their actions.  Recounting the famous computer tournaments in which the “cooperative” program Tit for Tat recorded its stunning victories, Axelrod explains its application to a broad range of subjects, and suggests how readers can both apply cooperative principles to their own lives and teach cooperative principles to others (Basic Books).

Publication Information:

Publisher: Basic Books

Year of Publication: 2006