Why Lawyers are Nice (or Nasty): A Game-Theoretical Argumentation Exercise
ACM, pp. 108-19, ICAIL, 2009
EUI Working Paper No. 2009/08
22 Pages Posted: 3 Dec 2009
Date Written: June 1, 2009
This contribution introduces a novel approach to study legal interactions, legal professions, and legal institutions, by combining argumentation, game theory and evolution. We consider a population of lawyers, having different postures, who engage in adversarial argumentation with other lawyers, obtaining outcomes according the existing context and their chosen strategies. We examine the resulting games and analyse the evolution of the population.
Keywords: law, game theory, evolution, argumentation, litigation
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