The Prisoner’s Dilemma

In this video, Dr. Geoffrey Sayre-McCord (UNC-Chapel Hill) explains the prisoner’s dilemma. The prisoner’s dilemma is a scenario where all parties making rational choices ensures a less desired result for each than if each actor had chosen individually less-preferred options.

Morehead-Cain Alumni Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Geoff Sayre-McCord has published extensively on moral theory, epistemology, and modern philosophy, and has edited Essays on Moral Realism,  Hume: Moral Philosophy. and Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (with Jonathan Anomaly, Geoff Brennan, and Michael Munger).  See the On-Line Papers link for a some of the papers.

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