"Cooperation, Altruism, Game Theory and Evolution"

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Professor Alexander Bird (Uni of Bristol)Title: Cooperation, Altruism, Game Theory and Evolution

Speaker: Professor Alexander Bird,  the University of Bristol

Date: Wednesday 25th May

Time: 7:30pm

Venue: The Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea

Admission: Free, all welcome

 

In this talk, Professor Bird will explore how the evolution of cooperative and altruistic behaviour is a puzzle, since it does not seem to advantage the individual. He will also discuss how altruistic genes could spread and look at how evolutionary theorists and philosophers of biology have used game theory to shed light on such conundrums.

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