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Counterfactuals and the Prisoner?s Dilemma

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  • Giacomo Bonanno

    (Department of Economics, University of California Davis)

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This is the first draft of a chapter in a planned book on the Prisoner?s Dilemma, edited by Martin Peterson, to be published by Cambridge University Press. It discusses the nature of the conditionals involved in deliberation, taking the Prisoner's Dilemma game as point of departure.

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  • Giacomo Bonanno, 2013. "Counterfactuals and the Prisoner?s Dilemma," Working Papers 137, University of California, Davis, Department of Economics.
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    Keywords

    Prisoner's Dilemma; deliberation; belief; subjunctive conditional; indicative conditional; counterfactual; causal decision theory;

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    • C7 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory

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