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Theory of Games as a Tool for the Moral Philosopher


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Theory of Games as a Tool for the Moral Philosopher by R.B. Braithwaite
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It is a common complaint against moral philosophers that their abstract theorising bears little relation to the practical problems of everyday life. Professor Braithwaite believes that this criticism need not be inevitable. With the help of the Theory of Games he shows how arbitration is possible between two neighbours, a jazz trumpeter and a classical pianist, whose performances are a source of mutual discord. The solution of the problem in the lecture is geometrical, and is based on the formal analogy between the logic of the situation and the geometry of a parabola. But an appendix provides the alternative algebraic treatment of a general two-person collaboration situation.
Release date NZ
June 18th, 2009
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
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Cambridge University Press
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