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Provides an interactive version of the Prisoner's Dilemma, which was developed in game theory and which illustrates the role and importance of trust and cooperation in social structures. Also includes a good exposition ("Dilemma in Detail") of the ideas behind prisoner's dilemma, development of the game, links to political...
Provides an interactive version of the Prisoner's Dilemma, which was developed in game theory and which illustrates the role and importance of trust and cooperation in social structures. Also includes a good exposition ("Dilemma in Detail") of the ideas behind prisoner's dilemma, development of the game, links to political philosophy, and some of its practical applications (economic exchanges, public goods, nuclear disarmament).
Warning: this is kind of addictive... it's a game, after all. It's helpful that there is also text around it to give theoretical perspective on the philosophical problem. Can it also be used in teaching probability? Can the game be enahnced by adding a score for "correctly guessing" your opponent's strategy (if random is chosen)? Can it be done as a 2-player game (obviously this can be done face to face, too!)
Time spent reviewing site:
About 15 minutes
5 years ago
As fine a presentation of The Prisoner's Dilemma as you are likely to find in a two dimensional format. The key here is to get students to read the text that accompanies the simulation. The text is a first rate presentation as well.
8 years ago
I really enjoyed using this website. I spent about half an hour on the site playing with the interactive game as well as reading some of the text explaining the whole concept of the Prisoner's Dilema. This website introduced me to a concept in Philosophy that I had not been exposed to yet-- Game Theory. I found the concept fascinating and it would have been extremely difficult to understand without the aid of the interactive game or the easy-to-read explaination. I would almost certainly use this in the classroom in a course which covered this material. The website as a whole is very user-friendly. The page is well laid out and pertinent to the field.