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 example of the self-inflicted penalty through the bet, it remains possible for
the Seller to seek out the third party and offer a modest sum in consideration of
the latter's releasing the buyer from the bet, threatening to sell the house for $16 ...
The third payoff would show Holmes and Moriarty both being rewarded if they
succeed in getting off at the same station, but Holmes gaining more if both he and
Moriarty get off at one particular station, Moriarty gaining more if both get off at ...
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 ...
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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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