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Truly Non-Cooperative Games: A Unified Theory


  • Funk, Matt


This dissertation introduces "Truly Non-Cooperative Games" – axioms and complimentary negotiation models developed to analyse the human "Struggle for Life" – and presents "The Principle of Relative Insularity", a unified theory of value which unites economics, astrophysics, and biology. In brief, we discover that, reductio ad absurdum, value is a derivative function of relative insularity.

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  • Funk, Matt, 2010. "Truly Non-Cooperative Games: A Unified Theory," MPRA Paper 22775, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 18 May 2010.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:22775

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    non-cooperative games; theory of value; economic development strategy; systemic risks; global threat mitigation; national security; the problem of induction; relative insularity; international cooperation; human survival;

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    • Y40 - Miscellaneous Categories - - Dissertations - - - Dissertations
    • Q34 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation - - - Natural Resources and Domestic and International Conflicts
    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games

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