Prisoner's Dilemma Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

William Poundstone
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 111 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
Buy the Prisoner's Dilemma Lesson Plans

Chapter 1 Dilemmas

• In the beginning of the book, the author details a few hypothetical ethical dilemmas.

• One dilemma involved two loved ones in separate rooms, with one hour to decide if they would push or not push a button that would kill the other.

• The added issue was that if neither pushed the button within the hour they would both die.
• This chapter also details the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union.

• A philosopher and a mathematician push for a first strike against the Soviet Union by the United States.

• During this time a deterrence doctrine of "mutually assured destruction" is held by many, and fortunately the Cold War ended without nuclear exchange.
• Game theory logic uses some of the strategic thinking advocated during the Cold War.

• Competitive games such as prisoner's dilemma are an example where rational action leads to harm to both...

(read more Chapter Abstracts)

This section contains 1,367 words
(approx. 5 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Prisoner's Dilemma Lesson Plans
Copyrights
BookRags
Prisoner's Dilemma from BookRags. (c)2018 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook