Is strategic interaction Machiavellian?

One objection I've come across in arguing for a strategic view of human interaction is that "humans aren't so Machiavellian." My understanding of this objection is that it is founded in phenomenology—a feeling from those objecting that their conscious experience is only occasionally marked by a scheming, instrumental attitude toward their fellow interactants. (There is… Continue reading Is strategic interaction Machiavellian?

Pfeilstorch Progress: Games, Dialectic, Spirit

This was written for a pending grant application, to give an overview of the work we've been doing in the inexact sciences with the Pfeilstorch group. Sharing it to give a sense of what I've been up to and working on the past 12 months. Most of our publications have revolved around representation, communication, and… Continue reading Pfeilstorch Progress: Games, Dialectic, Spirit