Updated for the first time, the classic book on why cooperation is not only natural but also the best survival strategy.
Robert Axelrod is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of Michigan. A MacArthur Prize Fellow, he is a leading expert on game theory, artificial intelligence, evolutionary biology, mathematical modeling, and complexity theory. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
PART I Introduction
1. The Problem of Cooperation
PART II The Emergence of Cooperation
2. The Success of TIT FOR TAT in Computer Tournaments
3. The Chronology of Cooperation
PART III Cooperation Without Friendship or Foresight
4. The Live-and-Let-Live System in Trench Warfare in World War I
5. The Evolution of Cooperation in Biological Systems (with William D. Hamilton)