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Newcomb’s Paradox — A Challenge To Game Theory

This simple game makes you ask deep philosophical questions!

Newcomb’s Paradox — A Challenge To Game Theory — An image showing a thinking stick figure before two boxes: box A and Box B. Box A is transparent and has $1000 inside. Box B is opaque with a label saying that there could be either $1,000,000 or $0 inside. The stick figure appears to be choosing between the two boxes.
Illustrative art created by the author

Newcomb’s paradox arises out of a simple money game between two players. The paradox was originally formulated by William Newcomb (the great-grandnephew of astronomer Simon Newcomb). Later on, the paradox gained popularity in the philosophical and mathematical circles due to the works…

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Hemanth

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