Prisoner's Argument Analysis

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Suppose you live in a society that has highly polluting cars. You can install a device that will stop the pollution from your car, but it will cost some money. If others use the device, then the air will be clean (your car isn’t going to make the air very dirty by itself). Therefore, if others use the device, then it is in your interests not to, in order to save money. On the other hand, if others aren’t using the device, then the air will be dirty even if you use it. Therefore, you had might as well not use it, since you only put yourself at a disadvantage if you do. This argument follows the same pattern as the Prisoner’s Dilemma argument. Since everyone can follow the same reasoning, no one will use the device and everyone will be

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