Modeling Rational Agents: From Interwar Economics to Early Modern Game Theory

Modeling Rational Agents: From Interwar Economics to Early Modern Game Theory

by Nicola Giocoli
     
 

ISBN-10: 1840648686

ISBN-13: 9781840648683

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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840648683
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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