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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They might have it only if the players perceived each other to be mathematicians.
... It is that the mathematical properties of a game, like the aesthetic properties,
the historical properties, the legal and moral properties, the cultural properties, ...
(In many cases these mathematical properties would be a uniqueness or
symmetry that would have nonmathematical definitions and nonmathematical
appeal, too, or would happen to coincide with qualitatively distinguishable points
In a game that has absolutely no details but its mathematical structure, in which
no inadvertent contextual matter can make itself appreciated by a player as
something that the other can appreciate too, there may be nothing to work on but
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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
Game Theory and Experimental Research
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