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New Perspectives on Games and Interaction

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Book Series: Texts in Logic and Games ISBN: 9789089640574 Year: Pages: 330 DOI: 10.5117/9789089640574 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Mathematics --- Economics --- Philosophy
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This volume is a collection of papers presented at the 2007 colloquium on new perspectives on games and interaction at the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences in Amsterdam. The purpose of the colloquium was to clarify the uses of the concepts of game theory, and to identify promising new directions. This important collection testifies to the growing importance of game theory as a tool to capture the concepts of strategy, interaction, argumentation, communication, cooperation and competition. Also, it provides evidence for the richness of game theory and for its impressive and growing application.

Synod on the Freedom of Conscience

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Book Series: Bibliotheca Dissidentium Neerlandicorum ISBN: 9789089640826 Year: Pages: 242 DOI: 10.5117/9789089640826 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Religion --- Philosophy --- History
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This is the first English translation of a pivotal work in the history of religious tolerance. In Synod on the Freedom of Conscience (1582) the Dutch humanist Dirck Volckertszoon Coornhert (1522-1590) provides one of the first book-length pleas for religious freedom published in the West. His central concern in his writings and exchanges with ministers of the Reformed Church was the safeguarding of freedom of conscience, the chief cause, he believed, for which the struggle against Habsburg Spain was being waged. The imaginary Synod, held in "Freetown," gathers together chief Catholic and Protestant leaders and theologians who engage in spirited debates on such matters as religious diversity, the freedom to criticize, the norms used to determine what constitutes heresy, freedom of the press, and the role of the state in the suppression of heresy. Each session concludes with remarks by the irenic Gamaliel (Coornhert's alter ego), who shows that both parties sin equally on the side of intolerance and pleads for the tolerant alternative. In this work Coornhert continues an Erasmian theme which would be picked up again in the following century by the Remonstrants and Hugo Grotius.

De beste de baas?

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Book Series: Studies over politieke vernieuwing ISBN: 9789053568156 Year: Pages: 168 DOI: 10.5117/9789053568156 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Political Science --- Sociology --- Philosophy
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It is generally thought that all people should have equal opportunities and their social position should not be dictated by race, sex or heritage. This ideology of meritocracy has been embraced by the Dutch and other European societies. But is this something to strive for? This provocative book has a number of renowned philosophers and sociologists look at the downside of meritocracy. They show that meritocracy runs counter to other important ideals such as solidarity, respect and democracy.

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