Prisoner's Dilemma Summary
William Poundstone

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Prisoner's Dilemma Summary

In Prisoner's Dilemma, William Poundstone gives a history of game theory through the eyes of its principal founder, John von Neumann with the cold war and nuclear brinksmanship as the backdrop.

The book begins with a discussion of dilemmas in popular culture and in folklore. A dilemma is a situation with no good answer; something must be given up whichever side you choose. Many thinkers in the 1950s and 1960s saw...

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