Certains d’entre vous sont peut-être en vacances. Comme lecture de détente mais sérieuse tout de même, je suggère ce manuscrit de Michael Suk-Young Chwe, Folk Game Theory: Strategic Analysis in Austen, Hammerstein, and African American Folktales. Voici un morceau de l’introduction (via Cheap Talk) :
« By recovering a “people’s history of game theory” and gaining a larger understanding of its past, we enlarge its potential future. Game theory’s mathematical models are sometimes criticized for assuming ahistorical, decontextualized actors, and indeed game theory is typically applied to relatively “neutral” situations such as auctions and elections. Folk game theory shows that game theory can most interestingly arise in situations which are strongly gendered or racialized, with clear superiors and subordinates. By looking at slave folktales, we can see how the story of Flossie and the Fox is a sophisticated discussion of deterrence. We can see from Austen’s heroine Fanny Price that social norms, far from protecting sociality against the corrosive forces of individualism, can be the first line of oppression. We can see from Hammerstein’s Ado Annie how convincing others of your impulsiveness can open up new strategic opportunities. Folk game theory has wisdom which can be explored just as traditional folk medicines are now investigated by pharmaceutical companies ».