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By O'Connor, Cailin; Weatherall, James Owen
The social dynamics of alternative facts why what you believe depends on who you know
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The social dynamics of alternative facts : why what you believe depends on who you know
By O'Connor, Cailin
In almost every human society some people get more and others get less. Why is inequity the rule in human societies? Philosopher Cailin O'Connor reveals how cultural evolution works on social categories such as race and gender to generate unfairness.
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Introduces game theory, before assessing working using signaling games to explore questions related to communication, meaning, language, and reference. O'Connor then addresses prosociality - strategic behavior that contributes to the successful functioning of social groups - usin...g the prisoner's dilemma, stag hunt, and bargaining games.Read more
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