A Glass Half-Full: Brian Skyrm's Signals
Brian Skyrms's 'Signals' has the virtues familiar from his 'Evolution of the Social Contract' (1996) and 'The Stag Hunt'(2003). He begins with a very simple model of agents in interaction, and in a series of brief and beautifully clear chapters, this model and its successors are explored, elaborated, connected and illustrated through biological theory and the social sciences. 'Signals' borrows its core model from David Lewis: it is Lewis's signalling game. In this game, two agents interact. One...[Show more]
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