S&F in Philosophy Now: The Prisoner’s Dilemma

The following cartoon accompanied the print version of Brian Kings’s article “The Prisoner’s Dilemma and The Evolution Of Morality” (Philosophy Now, Issue 109).  In this article, the writer explores the evolution of morality through game theory, specifically: The Prisoner’s Dilemma. This is a game that you “win” by getting the lowest number of years in jail. The outcome depends on whether or not you decide to rat out your partner in crime, thereby exemplifying either selfish or cooperative behaviour. Ideally, both partners would remain silent… ideally.
S&F Prisoner's Dilemma 900x1737 300 dpi - smallFeel free to read more about the game and its tenets here, which is summarized in the following image. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prisoner%27s_dilemma

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More sculptures

A few days ago I posted a paperclay and wire sculpture in progress, here a few snaps of the finished piece. He’s an indoor AND outdoor cat. 🙂

cat insidecat outsideI also decided to work on another piece that was sitting around. Not too sure what to do with it next exactly, it was more of an initial experiment with chicken wire and Sculpey clay, which one has to bake to set. However, his name is “Biscotti”. Apparently biscotti means twice-baked, which seemed entirely appropriate given I had to cook him twice.

biscotti

Sculpture in progress: Alleycat

photo2 smI started this piece last spring and randomly decided to work on it some more today..  it’s made of a combination of tape, metal, and this wonderful sculpture material called paperclay which can be used to give a more textured look.

Here is a side view.photo 1 smP.S. The tail used to be higher in the air but then a wasp stung me, I knocked it over on the ground during the commotion, and voila, the tail was curved into a new shape. So is that a happy accident out of unhappy one? Still deciding!