CoopSim - A Computer Simulation of the Evolution of Cooperation. User's Manual

1 Introduction
2 Aknowledgements
3 License
4 Installation
5 First Steps - A guided tour through CoopSim
6 Comprehensive Overview
7 Advanced Topics
8 Further Reading

8 Further Reading

For those who would like to learn more about the game theoretical foundation of CoopSim, here are a few good books on this topic:

Axelrod, Robert (1984): Die Evolution der Kooperation, Oldenbourg, Mnchen (5 Aufl. 2000; engl. Original 1984).

Axelrod, Robert (1997): The Complexity of Cooperation. Agent-Based Models of Competition and Collaboration, Princeton University Press, Princeton.

Binmore, Ken / Samuelson, Larry (1992): Evolutionary Stability in Repeated Games Played by finite Automata, in: Journal of Economic Theory 57 (2/1992), 278-305.

Binmore, Ken (1994): Game Theory and the Social Contract I. Playing Fair, MIT Press, Cambridge (Massachusetts), London (England) (4. Nachdruck 2000).

Binmore, Ken (1998): Game Theory and the Social Contract II. Just Playing, MIT Press, Cambridge (Massachusetts), London (England).

Maynard Smith, John (1982): Evolution and the Theory of Games, Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge (8. Aufl. 2000).

Schuessler, Rudolf (1990): Kooperation unter Egoisten: vier Dilemmata, R.Oldenbourg Verlag, Muenchen (2.Aufl. 1997)

After having occupied myself with computer simulations of this type for a longer time, my own oppinion about the scientific value and particularly the explanatory power of this brand of simulations has become very critical. If curious, you may want to read some of my papers on this topic:

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