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REPUTATION IN ARTIFICIAL SOCIETIES
Social Beliefs for Social Order
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Rosaria Conte & Mario Paolucci
Book Series: MULTIAGENT SYSTEMS, ARTIFICIAL SOCIETIES, AND SIMULATED
ORGANIZATIONS : Volume 6
"Reputation In Artificial Societies" discusses the role of reputation in
the achievement of social order. The book proposes that reputation is an
agent property that results from transmission of beliefs about how the
agents are evaluated with regard to a socially desirable conduct. This
desirable conduct represents one or another of the solutions to the
problem of social order and may consist of cooperation or altruism,
reciprocity, or norm obedience.
"Reputation In Artificial Societies" distinguishes between image (direct
evaluation of others) and reputation (propagating metabelief,
indirectly acquired) and investigates their effects with regard to both
natural and electronic societies. The interplay between image and
reputation, the processes leading to them and the set of decisions that
agents make on their basis are demonstrated with supporting data from
Part I: The State of the Art.
1. Why Bother with Reputation?
2. Theory and Practice of Cooperation: Focusing on the Reputed Agent.
3. The Shadow of the Future.
Part II: Reputation Transmission.
4. An Alternative Perspective: the Reputing Agent.
5. Advantages of Reputation over Repeated Interaction.
6. Whether, Why, and Whom to Tell.
Part III: What Reputation is Good For.
7. Reciprocal Altruism Reconsidered.
8. Informational Altruism.
9. False Reputation.
Part IV: Advantages of the Present Approach.
10. Social Impact of Reputation.
11. Reputation in Infosocieties.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston
Hardbound, ISBN 1-4020-7186-8; August 2002 , 222 pp.
For ordering information please contact the publisher