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 those cells there are positive payoffs to both players, in the rest we can put
zeros. (For our present purpose there is nothing lost by letting a single number
stand in each cell for the payoff to both players.) But we must rule out a possible ...
If a third party without power of decision is scheduled to receive, as a byproduct,
the payoff in parentheses, Row can win if some means is available for irreversibly
surrendering his move to the third player. The payoffs of the latter are such that ...
Knowing the payoffs in the original game, Fig. 15 A, the players can identify the
payoffs in the enlarged game of Fig. 16. We can imagine Row and Column,
instead of meeting to play the original game, sending their agents to play for them
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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
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