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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A game of this sort is symmetrical in its move structure, even though it may be
asymmetrical in the configuration of ... What I want to do is to look at this notion of
“agreement” on the assumption of perfect symmetry in the move structure of the ...
If two players confidently believe they share, and do share, the expectation of a
particular outcome, and that outcome is not symmetrical in a mathematical sense,
can we demonstrate that their expectations are irrational, and that the rationality ...
i Let us — whether or not we are strongly attracted to the symmetry postulate, and
whether or not we are especially attracted to the particular symmetry of the Nash
solution — put ourselves in a frame of mind congenial to accepting the “Nash ...
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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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