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Free Riding / Richard Tuck.

Author/Creator:
Tuck, Richard, author., Author,
Publication:
Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, [2022]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (232 pages)
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Cooperation.
Self-interest.
Social choice.
Social interaction.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
A proposition of contemporary economics and political science is that it would be an exercise of reason, not a failure of it, not to contribute to a collective project if the contribution is negligible, but to benefit from it nonetheless.Tuck makes careful distinctions between the prisone's dilemma problem, threshold phenomena such as voting, and free riding. He analyzes the notion of negligibility, and shows some of the logical difficulties in the idea - and how the ancient paradox of the sorites illustrates the difficulties.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Preface
Introduction: Olson's Problem
I Philosophy
1 The Prisoners' Dilemma
2 Voting and Other Thresholds
3 Negligibility
Conclusion to Part I
II History
4 Rule and Act Utilitarianism
5 Perfect Competition, Oligopoly and Monopoly
Conclusion to Part II
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 31. Jan 2022)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780674033894
Publisher Number:
10.4159/9780674033894 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.