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Robert Axelrod

Walgreen Professor for the Study of Human Understanding at the University of Michigan

Robert Axelrod appears in the following:

The Good Show

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

If natural selection boils down to survival of the fittest, how do you explain why one creature might stick its neck out for another?

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One Good Deed Deserves Another

In the early 60s, Robert Axelrod was a math major messing around with refrigerator-sized computers. Then a dramatic global crisis made him wonder about the space between a rock and a hard place, and whether being good may be a good strategy. With help from Andrew Zolli and Steve Strogatz, ...

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