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Growing Artificial Societies: Social Science from the Bottom Up

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In this groundbreaking study, Joshua M. Epstein and Robert L. Axtell use cutting-edge computer simulation techniques to examine how such fundamental collective behaviours as group formation, cultural transmission, combat, and trade are seen to "emerge" from the interaction of individual agents following simple local rules. In their computer model, Epstein and Axtell begin the development of a "bottom up" social science. Their program, named Sugarscape, simulates the behaviour of artificial people (agents) located on a ...

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Growing Artificial Societies: Social Science from the Bottom Up
1996, Brookings Institution Press & Mit Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780262550253

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Growing Artificial Societies: Social Science from the Bottom Up
1996, MIT Press (MA), Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9780262050531

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