Modeling Rational Agents: From Interwar Economics to Early Modern Game Theoryby Nicola Giocoli
Pub. Date: 01/01/2003
Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Giocoli (economics, University of Pisa, Italy) discusses the evolution of rationality in 20th-century neoclassical economics and compares it with the formulation of rationality described by early modern game theorists John von Neumann, Oskar Morgenstern, and John Nash. According to the author, "One of the main theses of the book is that both the economic and the game-theoretic approaches to rationality originated in the deep methodological innovations brought forth at the turn of the 20th century by David Hilbert's mathematical formalism and the Viennese logical positivism..." The book will be of interest to scholars of the history of economic thought and method, as well as those working in the field of game and decision theory. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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