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Lec 20 - The Prisoner's Dilemma

"Lec 20 - The Prisoner's Dilemma"Philosophy and the Science of Human Nature (PHIL 181) Two game theoretical problems--the Prisoner's Dilemma and the Problem of the Commons--are explored in detail. Both collective decision-making scenarios are structured such that all parties making rational choices ensures a less desired outcome for each than if each had chosen individually-less-preferred options. To conclude, Professor Gendler discusses various strategies that can be used to address both problems. 00:00 - Chapter 1. The Prisoners' Dilemma 20:11 - Chapter 2. The Classroom Dilemma 28:59 - Chapter 3. The Problem of the Commons 36:39 - Chapter 4. Strategies for Escaping the Problems Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://oyc.yale.edu This course was recorded in Spring 2011.

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