Artificial Societies: The Computer Simulation of Social Life

Artificial Societies: The Computer Simulation of Social Life

by Nigel Gilbert University of Surrey; Rosaria Conte National Research Council of Italy., Rosaria Conte
     
 

ISBN-10: 1857283058

ISBN-13: 9781857283051

Pub. Date: 07/28/1995

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

An exploration of the implications of developments in artificial intelligence for social scientific research, which builds on the theoretical and methodological insights provided by "Simulating societies".; This book is intended for worldwide library market for social science subjects such as sociology, political science, geography, archaeology/anthropology, and

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An exploration of the implications of developments in artificial intelligence for social scientific research, which builds on the theoretical and methodological insights provided by "Simulating societies".; This book is intended for worldwide library market for social science subjects such as sociology, political science, geography, archaeology/anthropology, and significant appeal within computer science, particularly artificial intelligence. Also personal reference for researchers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781857283051
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Notes on contributors
1Introduction: computer simulation for social theory1
2A model of the emergence of new political actors19
3Division of labour and social co-ordination modes: a simple simulation model40
4Emergence of kinship structures: a multi-agent approach59
5Cities can be agents too: a model for the evolution of settlement systems86
6The EOS project: integrating two models of Palaeolithic social change103
7Genetic algorithms, teleological conservatism, and the emergence of optimal demand relations: the case of learning-by-consuming126
8Emergence in social simulation144
9How to invent a lexicon: the development of shared symbols in interaction157
10MANTA: new experimental results on the emergence of (artificial) ant societies190
11Emergent behaviour in societies of heterogeneous, interacting agents: alliances and norms212
12Kin-directed altruism and attachment behaviour in an evolving population of neural networks238
13Understanding the functions of norms in social groups through simulation252
14A logical approach to simulating societies268
Bibliography285
Index299

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