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Introduction: Social Simulation — A New Disciplinary Synthesis

  • Rosaria Conte
  • Rainer Hegselmann
  • Pietro Terna
Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 456)

Abstract

Unlike other multi-disciplinary headings, for instance cognitive science, the social sciences still appear as a grouping, a mere aggregate of disciplines, rather than a disciplinary synthesis. Neo-classic economics as well as the science of law claimed that they should do without the contribution of other disciplines like sociology, history and psychology.

Keywords

Social Theory Social Agent Social Simulation Practical Success Artificial Society 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rosaria Conte
    • 1
  • Rainer Hegselmann
    • 2
  • Pietro Terna
    • 3
  1. 1.Reparto di IA, Modelli Cognitivi e dell’InterazionePSS (Progetto Simulazione Sociale)RomaItaly
  2. 2.Institut fuer PhilosophieUniversitaet BayreuthBayreuthGermany
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Scienze economiche e finanziarie “G.Prato”C.so UnioneTorinoItaly

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