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Essays on Ethics, Social Behaviour, and Scientific Explanation

Part of the book series: Theory and Decision Library (TDLU, volume 12)

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XVI
  2. Scientific Explanation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 225-225
  3. Back Matter

    Pages 255-255

About this book

When John Harsanyi came to Stanford University as a candidate for the Ph.D., I asked him why he was bothering, since it was most un­ likely that he had anything to learn from us. He was already a known scho­ lar; in addition to some papers in economics, the first two papers in this vol­ ume had already been published and had dazzled me by their originality and their combination of philosophical insight and technical competence. However, I am very glad I did not discourage him; whether he learned any­ thing worthwhile I don't know, but we all learned much from him on the foundations of the theory of games and specifically on the outcome of bar­ gaining. The central focus of Harsanyi's work has continued to be in the theory of games, but especially on the foundations and conceptual problems. The theory of games, properly understood, is a very broad approach to social interaction based on individually rational behavior, and it connects closely with fundamental methodological and substantive issues in social science and in ethics. An indication of the range of Harsanyi's interest in game the­ ory can be found in the first paper of Part B -though in fact his owncontri­ butions are much broader-and in the second paper the applications to the methodology of social science. The remaining papers in that section show more specifically the richness of game theory in specific applications.

Keywords

  • behavior
  • conflict
  • conflicts
  • dynamics
  • ethics
  • game theory
  • interaction
  • methodology
  • morality
  • online
  • organization
  • organizations
  • science
  • university

Authors and Affiliations

  • School of Business Administration, University of California, Berkeley, USA

    John C. Harsanyi

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Essays on Ethics, Social Behaviour, and Scientific Explanation

  • Authors: John C. Harsanyi

  • Series Title: Theory and Decision Library

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-9327-9

  • Publisher: Springer Dordrecht

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1976

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-90-277-1186-1

  • eBook ISBN: 978-94-010-9327-9

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: 278

  • Topics: Sociological Methods

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eBook USD 169.00
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  • Own it forever
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Softcover Book USD 219.99
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