“You can grow an economy if you know the ecology of a garden.” — Herbert Gintis
This is a fun video by the game-theorist, Herbert Gintis, on finding common ground in behavioral science. I’m been reading his research and his books for nearly a decade now. Always fascinating.
He has 6 principles/ideas/theories that he believes must be taken seriously if we want to understand behavior (not just in humans!).
- Gene-culture co-evolution.
- Complexity Theory.
- Rational Actor Model.
- Socio-phychological Theory of Norms.
- Actor-Role/General Social Equilibrium Theory.
- Game Theory.
He finishes with:
“To me… [Game Theory] is the most important thing for understanding life… Life is Game Theory.”
A man after my own heart.
Now go lift something heavy,