Weird Tit-for-tat: the game of our lives for ordinary people


We are not a particularly “cooperative species”; but, our emotion-soaked lineages instinctively build teams.

Weird Tit-for-tat: the game of our lives for ordinary people

cartoonist, John McNamee


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Tit-for-tat, or something like that

Discussing the logical fallacies of the sophisticated Tit-for-tat reciprocal mathematical game of socialization, Minsos speculates in Weird Tit-for-tat (2004) that team making is more complicated than any yes/no or cooperate/do not cooperate algorithm can build. The social game is has two neutral moves but it always plays with a zero component (defection). ©️

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Looking to our sameness rather than our differences, Minsos speculates that “mannering” shapes everyone. Mannering illustrates the workings of a dominate-comply interface and shows how and why dominators want to control our manners and the how and why compliors can reap subtle benefits. The Prisoner’s Dilemma (in Weird Tit-for-tat) plays constantly under dominators’ noses. Defectors, if free to play this option, can move on. ©️

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