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Growing Artificial Societies: Social Science from the Bottom Up / Edition 1
     

Growing Artificial Societies: Social Science from the Bottom Up / Edition 1

by Joshua M. Epstein, Robert L. Axtell
 

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ISBN-10: 0262550253

ISBN-13: 9780262550253

Pub. Date: 11/08/1996

Publisher: MIT Press

How do social structures and group behaviors arise from the interaction of individuals? Growing Artificial Societies approaches this question with cutting-edge computer simulation techniques. Fundamental collective behaviors such as group formation, cultural transmission, combat, and trade are seen to "emerge" from the interaction of individual agents

Overview

How do social structures and group behaviors arise from the interaction of individuals? Growing Artificial Societies approaches this question with cutting-edge computer simulation techniques. Fundamental collective behaviors such as group formation, cultural transmission, combat, and trade are seen to "emerge" from the interaction of individual agents following a few simple rules.

In their program, named Sugarscape, Epstein and Axtell begin the development of a "bottom up" social science that is capturing the attention of researchers and commentators alike.

The study is part of the 2050 Project, a joint venture of the Santa Fe Institute, the World Resources Institute, and the Brookings Institution. The project is an international effort to identify conditions for a sustainable global system in the next century and to design policies to help achieve such a system.

Copublished with the Brookings Institution

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262550253
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
11/08/1996
Series:
Complex Adaptive Systems
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
889,759
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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