A professor explains how 1980s game theory could explain how morality evolved.
via Science Alert
In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg.
“Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss game theory, the mathematical study of decision-making. First formulated in the 1940s, the discipline entails devising ‘games’ to simulate situations of conflict or cooperation. It allows researchers to unravel decision-making strategies, and even to establish why certain types of behaviour emerge. Some of the games studied in game theory have become well known outside academia – they include the Prisoner’s Dilemma, an intriguing scenario popularised in novels and films, and which has inspired television game shows. Today game theory is seen as a vital tool in such diverse fields as evolutionary biology, economics, computing and philosophy.”
‘A theorem for coloring a large class of “perfect” mathematical networks could ease the way for a long-sought general coloring proof.’