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Evolutionary Game Theory

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[Revised entry by J. McKenzie Alexander on April 24, 2021. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Evolutionary game theory originated as an application of the mathematical theory of games to biological contexts, arising from the realization that frequency dependent fitness introduces a strategic aspect to evolution. Recently, however, evolutionary game theory has become of increased interest to economists, sociologists, and anthropologists--and social scientists in general--as well as philosophers. The interest among social scientists in a theory with explicit biological roots derives from three facts. First, the...

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