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The Mathematics of Justice

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 84 Nombre de pages
In the study of such concepts as fairness and justice, there is a large gap between the ethics literature (where utilitarianism an... Lire la suite
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Description

In the study of such concepts as fairness and justice, there is a large gap between the ethics literature (where utilitarianism and egalitarianism enjoy wide support) and mathematical bargaining theory (where the Nash bargaining solution has held canonical status ever since its introduction in 1950). This work analyzes the rationale upholding each of the three major ways in which the Nash bargaining solution is justified mathematically (the axiomatic approach, the alternating offers game and dynamic systems) and shows that in every case the basic premises leading to the Nash solution diverge from real-life bargaining scenarios. Furthermore, the book goes on to show that by correcting these premises, the utilitarian solution emerges naturally in every case. This analysis gives for the first time a mathematical model of bargaining that is applicable to real life, and should therefore interest not only game theorists and moral philosophers, but also anyone who wants to navigate any cooperative venture. No prior knowledge in either Game Theory or Ethics is assumed.

Auteur

Michael Brand holds an M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from the Weizmann Institute of Science and a B.Sc. in Engineering from Tel-Aviv University. He has published papers in Strategy Analysis, Data Mining, Optimization Theory, Bioinformatics and Object Oriented Design. He works as an algorithm developer, most recently in speech and video research.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: The Mathematics of Justice
Sous-titre: How Utilitarianism Bridges Game Theory and Ethics
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Code EAN: 9783838318042
ISBN: 978-3-8383-1804-2
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Genre: Mathématique
nombre de pages: 84
Poids: 142g
Taille: H220mm x B150mm x T5mm
Année: 2009