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Rational Behaviour and Bargaining Equilibrium in Games and Social Situations

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  • Date Published: March 2011
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  • isbn: 9780511864865

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  • This is a paperback edition of a major contribution to the field, first published in hard covers in 1977. The book outlines a general theory of rational behaviour consisting of individual decision theory, ethics, and game theory as its main branches. Decision theory deals with a rational pursuit of individual utility; ethics with a rational pursuit of the common interests of society; and game theory with an interaction of two or more rational individuals, each pursuing his own interests in a rational manner.

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    • Date Published: March 2011
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511864865
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Preliminaries:
    1. Bargaining-equilibrium analysis: a new approach to game theory and to the analysis of social behavior
    2. Rational-choice models of social behavior
    3. Rational behavior under certainty, risk, and uncertainty
    4. Morality and social welfare A constructive approach
    Part II. General principles:
    5. Some basic concepts of game theory
    6. Rationality postulates for game situations
    7. The four basic problems facing the players of a game
    Part III. Solutions for specific classes of games:
    8. Two-person simple bargaining games: the Nash solution
    9. General two-person cooperative games
    10. n-Person simple bargaining games
    11. n-Person cooperative games with transferable utility: the modified Shapley value
    12. n-person cooperative games: the general case
    13. n-Person cooperative games: discriminatory solutions
    14. Noncooperative and almost-noncooperative games.

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    John C. Harsanyi

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