Further exploration

Investopedia on the Prisoner’s Dilemma: perhaps this seems like an unlikely source for information about a philosophical theory. However, given that prisoner’s dilemma-type situations arise all over the place in social life – whenever we make agreements with others and then find ourselves tempted to ignore those agreements out of self-interest, it is not in fact unlikely at all.

The Tragedy of the Commons: the tragedy of the commons is a name given by the philosopher Garrett Hardin to a collective version of the prisoner’s dilemma in which all involved are tempted to overuse a commonly held or accessed resource for personal gain. This has clear implications for our fate as a species as is explained in this article from the National Academy of Sciences.

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