By Joshua M. Epstein
The ultimate quantity of the Groundbreaking Trilogy on Agent-Based Modeling
In this pioneering synthesis, Joshua Epstein introduces a brand new theoretical entity: Agent_Zero. This software program person, or "agent," is endowed with particular emotional/affective, cognitive/deliberative, and social modules. Grounded in modern neuroscience, those inner parts have interaction to generate saw, usually far-from-rational, person habit. whilst a number of brokers of this new style stream and have interaction spatially, they jointly generate an impressive variety of dynamics spanning the fields of social clash, psychology, public healthiness, legislation, community technology, and economics.
Epstein weaves a computational tapestry with threads from Plato, Hume, Darwin, Pavlov, Smith, Tolstoy, Marx, James, and Dostoevsky, between others. This transformative synthesis of social philosophy, cognitive neuroscience, and agent-based modeling will fascinate students and scholars of each stripe. Epstein's laptop courses are supplied within the e-book or on its Princeton collage Press web site, in addition to video clips of his "computational parables."
Agent_Zero is a sign departure in what it contains (e.g., a brand new synthesis of neurally grounded inner modules), what it eschews (e.g., usual behavioral imitation), the phenomena it generates (from genocide to monetary panic), and the modeling arsenal it deals the clinical community.
For generative social technological know-how, Agent_Zero offers a groundbreaking imaginative and prescient and the instruments to achieve it.