Game Theory History

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss game theory, the mathematical study of decision-making. First formulated in the 1940s, the discipline entails devising 'games' to simulate situations of conflict or cooperation. It allows researchers to unravel decision-making strategies, and even to establish why certain types of behaviour emerge.

Ian Stewart
Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick
Andrew Colman
Professor of Psychology at the University of Leicester
Richard Bradley
Professor of Philosophy at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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