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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If all we had to reason from were the logic of tacit bargaining, it would be only a
guess and perhaps a wild one that the same kind of psychic attraction worked in
explicit bargaining; and if all we had to generalize from were the observation of ...
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vergent expectation." What is most directly perceived as inevitable .. is not the ...
It is that it necessarily gives way, at some definite penultimate moment, to a tacit (
noncooperative) bargaining game. And each player knows this. The most
informative way to characterize the game, then, is not that the players must reach
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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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