The Prisoner's Dilemma

2017.01.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Martin Peterson (ed.), The Prisoner's Dilemma, Cambridge University Press, 2015, 298pp., $30.99 (pbk), ISBN 9781107621473.
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2017.01.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Martin Peterson (ed.), The Prisoner's Dilemma, Cambridge University Press, 2015, 298pp., $30.99 (pbk), ISBN 9781107621473. Reviewed by Christoph Schmidt-Petri, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology This book is the first in a new series by Cambridge University Press entitled 'Classic Philosophical Arguments', addressing upper-level students and academic researchers. According to the CUP website, the "volumes in this series examine [classic philosophical] arguments, looking at the ramifications and applications which they have come to have, the challenges which they have encountered, and the ways in which they have stood the test of time." To my mind, the book under review only partially succeeds in this endeavour as it almost entirely leaves out at least one area in which the prisoner's dilemma (PD) has been quite influential -- political philosophy. But before elaborating on this criticism, let me first. . .

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