Elements for the Agent-Based Modeling of Slavery Systems


This paper introduces formal concepts for the agent-based modeling of slavery systems. The concepts of master-slave economic relationship, slavery-based economic system, slavery-supporting legal system, and slavery-based material agent society are formally defined. A first case study recasts, for material agent societies, North \& Thomas' economic model determining the objective conditions under which it is rational for a society to choose a slavery-based economic system over a free labor-based economic system. A second case study makes use of elements of F. H. Cardoso's study of slavery in the south of Brazil to illustrate the application of the formal concepts introduced in the paper.
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Costa, A. C. R. (2020). Elements for the Agent-Based Modeling of Slavery Systems. ADCAIJ: Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal, 9(1), 15–27. https://doi.org/10.14201/ADCAIJ2020911527


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Antõnio C R Costa

Pontifícia Universidade Católida do Rio Grande
Invited thesis advisor. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Computação. Universidade Federal do Rio Grande - FURG. Rio Grande, RS, Brazil.