Lesson 1
The Prisoner's Dilemma
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Prof. Gendler Tamar; PHIL 181: Philosophy and the Science of Human Nature; Spring 2011; YALE Open Courses: Yale University, Philosophy; http://oyc.yale.edu/philosophy/phil-181/lecture-20 Accessed 20/09/2014; License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA;

Two game theoretical problems--the Prisoner’s Dilemma and the Problem of the Commons--are explored in detail. Both collective decision-making scenarios are structured such that all parties making rational choices ensures a less desired outcome for each than if each had chosen individually-less-preferred options. To conclude, Professor Gendler discusses various strategies that can be used to address both problems.


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