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Skyrms, Brian

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Works: 53 works in 255 publications in 3 languages and 7,412 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Other, Honoree, Thesis advisor, Author of introduction
Classifications: B105.S68, 160
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Most widely held works by Brian Skyrms
The logic of strategy by Cristina Bicchieri ( )
6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This philosophical study of rationality and knowledge, includes causal versus evidential decision theory, and counterfactual reasoning in games. And analyzes common knowledge assumptions in game theory, and evaluations of the normal versus extensive form formulations of complex decision problems
Choice and chance; an introduction to inductive logic by Brian Skyrms ( Book )
41 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Signals evolution, learning, & information by Brian Skyrms ( )
17 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brian Skyrms presents a fascinating exploration of how fundamental signals are to our world. He uses a variety of tools -- theories of signaling games, information, evolution, and learning -- to investigate how meaning and communication develop. He shows how signaling games themselves evolve, and introduces a new model of learning with invention. The juxtaposition of atomic signals leads to complex signals, as the natural product of gradual process. Signals operate innetworks of senders and receivers at all levels of life. Information is transmitted, but it is also processed in various ways. T
The stag hunt and the evolution of social structure by Brian Skyrms ( Book )
17 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The possibility of a successful solution depends on the coevolution of cooperation and social structure. Brian Skyrms focuses on three factors that affect the emergence of such structure and the facilitation of collective action: location (interactions with neighbors), signals (transmission of information), and association (the formation of social networks)."--BOOK JACKET
Evolution of the social contract by Brian Skyrms ( Book )
22 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this new edition of Evolution of the Social Contract, Brian Skyrms uses evolutionary game theory to analyze the genesis of social contracts and investigates social phenomena including justice, communication, altruism, and bargaining. Featuring new material on evolution and information transfer, and including recent developments in game theory and evolution literature, his book introduces and applies appropriate concepts of equilibrium and evolutionary dynamics, showing how key issues can be modelled as games and considering the ways in which evolution sometimes supports, and sometimes does not support, rational choice. He discusses topics including how bargaining with neighbours promotes sharing of resources, the diversity of behavior in ultimatum bargaining in small societies, the Prisoner's Dilemma, and an investigation into signalling games and the spontaneous emergence of meaningful communication. His book will be of great interest to readers in philosophy of science, social science, evolutionary biology, game and decision theory, and political theory"--
Causal necessity : a pragmatic investigation of the necessity of laws by Brian Skyrms ( Book )
10 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pragmatics and empiricism by Brian Skyrms ( Book )
9 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dynamics of rational deliberation by Brian Skyrms ( Book )
6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Logic, methodology, and philosophy of science IX proceedings of the Ninth International Congress of Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science, Uppsala, Sweden, August 7-14, 1991 by Methodology, and Philosophy of Science International Congress of Logic ( Book )
19 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume is the product of the Proceedings of the 9th International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science and contains the text of most of the invited lectures. Divided into 15 sections, the book covers a wide range of different issues. The reader is given the opportunity to learn about the latest thinking in relevant areas other than those in which they themselves may normally specialise
The dynamics of norms ( Book )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the social sciences norms are sometimes taken to play a key explanatory role. Yet norms differ from group to group, from society to society, and from species to species. How are norms formed and how do they change?" "This "state-of-the-art" collection of essays presents some of the best contemporary research into the dynamical processes underlying the formation, maintenance, metamorphosis, and dissolution of norms. The volume combines formal modeling with more traditional analysis, and considers biological and cultural evolution, individual learning, and rational deliberation." "In filling a significant gap in the current literature this volume will be of particular interest to economists, political scientists, and sociologists, in addition to philosophers of the social sciences."--Jacket
Probability and conditionals : belief revision and rational decision by Ellery Eells ( Book )
6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a state-of-the-art collection of essays on the relation between probabilities, especially conditional probabilities, and conditionals. It provides new negative results that sharply limit the ways conditionals can be related to conditional probabilities. There are also positive ideas and results that will open up new areas of research. The collection is intended to honor Ernest W. Adams, whose seminal work is largely responsible for creating this area of inquiry. In addition to describing, evaluating, and applying Adams's work, these contributions extend his ideas in directions he may or may not have anticipated, but that he certainly inspired. This volume should be of interest to a wide range of philosophers of science, as well as to computer scientists and linguists
From Zeno to arbitrage : essays on quantity, coherence, and induction by Brian Skyrms ( Book )
14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brian Skyrms presents a set of influential essays which deploy formal methods to address epistemological and metaphysical questions. The first part of the book focuses on quantity; the second on degrees of belief, belief revision, and coherence; the third on aspects of inductive reasoning
Causation, chance, and credence by Irvine Conference on Probability and Causation ( Book )
12 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Existence and explanation : essays presented in honor of Karel Lambert ( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Causation in decision, belief change, and statistics by Irvine Conference on Probability and Causation ( Book )
5 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Social dynamics by Brian Skyrms ( Book )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brian Skyrms presents eighteen essays which apply adaptive dynamics (of cultural evolution and individual learning) to social theory. Altruism, spite, fairness, trust, division of labour, and signalling are treated from this perspective
Einführung in die induktive Logik by Brian Skyrms ( Book )
5 editions published in 1989 in German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduzione alla logica induttiva by Brian Skyrms ( Book )
4 editions published in 1974 in Italian and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Proceedings of the Irvine Conference on Probability and Causation by Irvine Conference on Probability and Causation ( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Causation, Chance and Credence Proceedings of the Irvine Conference on Probability and Causation Volume 1 by Brian Skyrms ( )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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English (207)
German (7)
Italian (4)
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