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The Fine Art of Making Threats

The fine art of making threats

Here, the game-theoretic interpretation of a threat is introduced, and the ways in which a game player can make a threat credible are outlined.

In everyday language, a threat expresses an intention to cause harm to someone else. In game theory, the mere intention to harm someone else is not worthy of being singled out as a strategy for special study, as this may follow naturally from the assumption of rationality, and nothing further need be said. To single out a malefic intention for study under the appellation of a threat, it must satisfy one more condition: It must have the potential to harm the issuer of threat as well. It is only when ...

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