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Finite and Infinite Games

Carse, James P.
Publisher:  Free Press, New York, USA
Year Published:  1986  
Pages:  152pp  
Dewey:  110C167
Resource Type:  Book

Carse suggests that there are two kinds of games: One could be called finite, the other infinite. A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play. The rules of a finite game may not change, the rules of an infinite game must change.


Table of Contents

There Are at Least Two Kinds of Games

No One Can Play a Game Alone

I am the Genius of Myself

A Finite Game Occurs Within a World

Nature Is the Realm of the Unspeakable

We Control Nature for Societal Reasons

Myth Provokes Explanation but Accepts None of It



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