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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In the absence of communication, their overriding interest is to concert ideas; and
if a particular spot commands attention as the “obvious” place to meet, the winner
. *That this would be “correct” reasoning, incidentally, is suggested by one of ...
... a guerrilla force that become separated in combat have to concert their
intentions in this fashion, as do the applauding members of a concert audience,
who must at some point “agree” on whether to press for an encore or taper off
The members of an unorganized coalition can often recognize the potentialities
of concerted action without being sure that “agreement” exists to act in concert.
One wants to know how everyone else is going to act and whether everyone else
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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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