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How to win at life: game theory, co-operation and human history by Sean O’Connor, a BRLSI event

5 March @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

How to Win at Life - Game Theory and Cooperation

Drawing on his sequence of books, The Secrets of Life: From Big Bang to TrumpSean O’Connor explores the role of game theory and cooperation in driving the immutable current of life. Covering the nature of social dilemmas, the social contract and the background to ‘Das Adam Smith Problem’.

He explores how Game Theory and The Prisoner’s Dilemma illustrate the ways in which life is like a poker game, investigates why it’s rational to be irrational, explores the role of reciprocal altruism and the balance of nature.

SS (Sean) O’Connor spent over twenty years as an advertising executive before becoming an assembler of private equity projects, and an entrepreneur, investor and corporate strategist. His acclaimed novel, The Prisoner’s Dilemma, was published in 2013. Sean lives in London and Somerset.

More about BRLSI

The Bath Royal and Literary Scientific Institution (BRLSI), supports Science, Literature and Art to the City of Bath and now, thanks to the power of digital technology, the wider world. They provide a community hub for those interested in cultural activities and a host of smaller cultural societies that meet in our building. As if that were not enough, they also maintain a rich geographical and ethnological collection of world renown and importance. BRLSI are celebrating their 200th anniversary this year. Find out more about what is happening

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Bath, Bath & North East Somerset BA1 2HN United Kingdom
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