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Rapoport, Anatol 1911-2007

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Works: 185 works in 779 publications in 9 languages and 14,089 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Collector, Honoree, Author of introduction, Other, Translator, ed
Classifications: U102, 355
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Fights, games, and debates by Anatol Rapoport( Book )

61 editions published between 1960 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 1,439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two-person game theory : the essential ideas by Anatol Rapoport( Book )

53 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fascinating and provocative book presents the fundamentals of two-person game theory, a mathematical approach to understanding human behavior and decision-making
On war by Carl von Clausewitz( Book )

48 editions published between 1908 and 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On War is the most significant attempt in Western history to understand war, both in its internal dynamics and as an instrument of policy. Since the work's first appearance in 1832, it has been read throughout the world, and has stimulated generations of soldiers, statesmen, and intellectuals. The most significant attempt in Western history to understand war, both in its internal dynamics and as an instrument of policy, Carl von Clausewitz's book stands as one of the world's great classic works on the subject
Prisoner's dilemma; a study in conflict and cooperation by Anatol Rapoport( Book )

23 editions published between 1965 and 1983 in English and Japanese and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Operational philosophy; integrating knowledge and action by Anatol Rapoport( Book )

36 editions published between 1953 and 1969 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The big two; Soviet-American perceptions of foreign policy by Anatol Rapoport( Book )

13 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

N-person game theory; concepts and applications by Anatol Rapoport( Book )

24 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

N-person game theory provides a logical framework for analyzing contests in which there are more than two players or sets of conflicting interests - anything from a hand of poker to the tangled web of international relations
Strategy and conscience by Anatol Rapoport( Book )

26 editions published between 1964 and 1969 in English and Italian and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and the goals of man; a study in semantic orientation by Anatol Rapoport( Book )

28 editions published between 1950 and 1971 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conflict in man-made environment by Anatol Rapoport( Book )

20 editions published between 1974 and 1980 in 4 languages and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematical models in the social and behavioral sciences by Anatol Rapoport( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origins of violence : approaches to the study of conflict by Anatol Rapoport( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 2 X 2 game by Anatol Rapoport( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Game theory as a theory of conflict resolution by Anatol Rapoport( Book )

14 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Game theory could be formally defined as a theory of rational decision in conflict situations. Models of such situations, as they are conceived in game theory, involve (1) a set of decision makers, called players; (2) a set of strategies available to each player; (3) a set of outcomes, each of which is a result of particular choices of strategies made by the players on a given play of the game; and (4) a set of payoffs accorded to each player in each of the possible outcomes. It is assumed that each player is 'individually rational', in the sense that his preference ordering of the outcomes is determined by the order of magnitudes of his (and only his) associated payoffs. Further, a player is rational in the sense that he assumes that every other player is rational in the above sense. The rational player utilizes knowledge of the other players' payoffs in guiding his choice of strategy, because it gives him information about how the other players' choices are guided. Since, in general, the orders of magnitude of the payoffs that accrue to the several players in the several outcomes do not coincide, a game of strategy is a model of a situation involving conflicts of interests
Peace : an idea whose time has come by Anatol Rapoport( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Peace: An Idea Whose Time Has Come, noted mathematician and peace researcher Anatol Rapoport explores the evolution of the idea of peace and explains why it is displacing war as a viable institution. Professor Rapoport ventures into uncharted philosophical territory by drawing on both the natural and the social sciences to trace the development of the ideas of war and peace. He argues that the theory of evolution and processes analogous to natural selection can explain not only biological events, but also the development of the institution of war. Thus the clashes of armed hordes at the dawn of history were the "ancestors" of our present battles using automated weapons, while Isaiah's prophecy of total disarmament--"And they shall beat their swords into ploughshares"--Anticipates the resolutions of the United Nations. Rapoport explains that although the institution of war enjoys a long history and continues to be a policy option today, it may soon fall into disuse, either by losing its relevance to modern life or by destroying the civilizations that practice it. He then calls attention to ideas that lie dormant until people's "ideational environment" becomes receptive to their germination: peace, Anatol Rapoport believes, is one such idea. Peace continues in the interdisciplinary tradition that has taken root in inquiries at the nexus of science and philosophy. No specific technical knowledge is expected of the reader, only a willingness to venture into little-charted areas of thought
Decision theory and decision behaviour : normative and descriptive approaches by Anatol Rapoport( Book )

26 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents the content of a year's course in decision processes for third and fourth year students given at the University of Toronto. A principal theme of the book is the relationship between normative and descriptive decision theory. The distinction between the two approaches is not clear to everyone, yet it is of great importance. Normative decision theory addresses itself to the question of how people ought to make decisions in various types of situations, if they wish to be regarded (or to regard themselves) as 'rational'. Descriptive decision theory purports to describe how people actually make decisions in a variety of situations. Normative decision theory is much more formalized than descriptive theory. Especially in its advanced branches, normative theory makes use of mathematicallanguage, mode of discourse, and concepts. For this reason, the definitions of terms encountered in normative decision theory are precise, and its deductions are rigorous. Like the terms and assertions of other branches of mathematics, those of mathematically formalized decision theory need not refer to anything in the 'real', i. e. the observable, world. The terms and assertions can be interpreted in the context of models of real li fe situations, but the verisimilitude of the models is not important. They are meant to capture only the essentials of adecision situation, which in reallife may be obscured by complex details and ambiguities. It is these details and ambiguities, however, that may be crucial in determining the outcomes of the decisions
General system theory : essential concepts & applications by Anatol Rapoport( Book )

19 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semantics by Anatol Rapoport( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paradoxical effects of social behavior : essays in honor of Anatol Rapoport( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in English and German and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the history of science "paradoxes" are not only amusing puzzles and chal lenges to the human mind but also driving forces of scientific development. The notion of "paradox" is intimately related to the notion of "contradiction". Logi cal paradoxes allow for the derivation of contradictory propositions (e.g. "Rus sell's set of all sets not being members of themselves" or the ancient problem with propositions like "I am lying" 1), normative paradoxes deal with contradic tions among equally well accepted normative postulates (Arrow's "impossibility theorem", Sen's "Impossibility of a Paretian Liberal") and "factual" paradoxes refer to conflicts between conventional opinion based on an accepted empirical theory and contradictory empirical evidence (e.g. the "St. Petersburg paradox" or the "Allais paradox" in decision theory2). Paradoxes, either logical, normative or factual, also contradict our intui tions. The counter-intuitive property which seems to be a common feature of all paradoxes plays an important part in the empirical social sciences, particularly in the old research tradition of scrutinizing the unintended consequences of pur posive actions. Expectations based on naive theories ignoring interdependencies between individual actions are very often in conflict with "surprising" empirical evidence on collective results of social behavior. Examples are numerous reach ing from panic situations, the individual struggle for status gains resulting in collective deprivation, the less than optimal supply of collective goods etc. to global problems of the armament race and mismanagement of common resources
Philosophie heute und morgen : Einführung ins operationale Denken by Anatol Rapoport( Book )

15 editions published between 1953 and 1986 in German and Undetermined and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Fights, games, and debates
Alternative Names
Anatol Rapoport Amerikaans wiskundige

Anatol Rapoport amerikansk matematikar

Anatol Rapoport amerikansk matematiker

Anatol Rapoport US-amerikanischer Mathematiker und Biologe und zentraler Vordenker der Systemwissenschaften

Rapoport, A.

Rapoport, A. 1911-2007

Rapoport, A. (Anatol)

Rapoport, A. (Anatol), 1911-2007

Rapoport, A. B.

Rapoport, A. B. 1911-2007

Rapoport, A. B. (Anatoliǐ Borisovich)

Rapoport, A. B. (Anatoliĭ Borisovich), 1911-2007

Rapoport, Anatol

Rapoport, Anatol 1911-

Rapoport, Anatol 1911-2007

Rapoport, Anatoli Borissowitsch 1911-2007

Rapoport, Anatolii B. 1911-2007

Rapoport, Anatoliǐ Borisovich

Rapoport, Anatoliĭ Borisovich 1911-2007

Rapoport, Anatolij 1911-2007

Rapoport, Anatolij B. 1911-2007

Rapoport, Anatolij Borisovič.

Rapoport, Anatolij Borisovič 1911-2007

Rappoport, Anatol 1911-2007

Рапопорт, Анатолий Борисович

라포포트, 아나톨

アナトール・ラパポート

ラパポート, A.

ラパポート, アナトール

ラポポート, A

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Two-person game theory : the essential ideasOn warPrisoner's dilemma; a study in conflict and cooperationN-person game theory; concepts and applicationsThe origins of violence : approaches to the study of conflictGame theory as a theory of conflict resolutionPeace : an idea whose time has comeDecision theory and decision behaviour : normative and descriptive approaches