HUM 202 Syllabus

The syllabus for Stanford’s HUM 202 class "Toward a Literacy of Cooperation."

In this lecture series we want to begin to put these pieces of the
puzzle together to build a practical map of cooperative strategy,
starting with the basic social dilemma that has forever defined the
tension between self-interest and social institutions. Social dilemmas
arise when you or I act rationally… in our own self-interest…but
our individual rational acts add up to a situation in which everyone is
worse off. That is, our choices add up to less, not more. Readings will include Peter Kollock, Elinor Ostrom,
Steven Weber, Garrett Hardin, David Reed, Bernardo Huberman, Howard
Rheingold, and many others.

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