The Strategy of Conflict
A series of closely interrelated essays on game theory, this book deals with an area in which progress has been least satisfactory--the situations where there is a common interest as well as conflict between adversaries: negotiations, war and threats of war, criminal deterrence, extortion, tacit bargaining. It proposes enlightening similarities between, for instance, maneuvering in limited war and in a traffic jam; deterring the Russians and one's own children; the modern strategy of terror and the ancient institution of hostages.
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... greater distance than they needed to, but the closer one may still have come off
better than if he had had to argue it out with the other. This last case illustrates
that it may be to the advantage of one to be unable to communicate. There is ...
But, if they can, they can do something that no purely formal game theory can
take into account; they can do better than a purely deductive game theory would
predict. And, if they can do better — if they can rise above the limitations of a
They provide either a reason or an excuse for believing or pretending that (ii, II) is
better than (i, I); since we need an excuse, if not a reason, for pretending, if not
believing, that one of the equilibrium pairs is better, or more distinguished, ...
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This is one of the most important books on Game Theory, and also, thankfully, one of the more accessible (certainly much more so than von Neumann's and Morgenstern's book). His main theses are that ... Read full review
A REORIENTATION OF GAME THEORY
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