Prisoner's Dilemma

[Revised entry by Steven Kuhn on August 29, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Tanya and Cinque have been arrested for robbing the Hibernia Savings Bank and placed in separate isolation
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[Revised entry by Steven Kuhn on August 29, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Tanya and Cinque have been arrested for robbing the Hibernia Savings Bank and placed in separate isolation cells. Both care much more about their personal freedom than about the welfare of their accomplice. A clever prosecutor makes the following offer to each. "You may choose to confess or remain silent. If you confess and your accomplice...

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News source: Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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