Barrett’s talk will consider how games and networks might self-assemble from the ritualization of the individual decisions. The theory of self-assembling games studies how game-like interactions might evolve then change over time. The theory of self-assembling networks studies how more complicated network interactions might evolve. Barrett's talk will consider how epistemic networks might evolve where inquirers are significantly more successful than they could be investigating nature on their own. This provides a step in bringing together two new and developing research programs, the theory of self-assembling games and the theory of network epistemology.

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