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Game Theory

A Very Short Introduction

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Games are played whenever people interact, wherever there are strategies to adopt and outcomes or prizes to win. And that means games are played everywhere: from economics to evolutionary biology, from prison escapes to online poker, and from romantic liaisons to Cold War stand-offs.

Game theory is the study of such games — what happens when they are played rationally, and how we can predict their outcomes. This lively Very Short Introduction shows how game theory can be understood without mathematical equations, and how, from one simple premise, there springs a remarkably rich theory that has already had a profound effect on the sciences, and may yet revolutionize disciplines as far apart as psychology, ethics, and politics.

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November 2, 2007, Oxford University Press
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Games are played whenever people interact, wherever there are strategies to adopt and outcomes or prizes to win. And that means games are played everywhere: from economics to evolutionary biology, from prison escapes to online poker, and from romantic liaisons to Cold War stand-offs.

Game theory is the study of such games — what happens when they are played rationally, and how we can predict their outcomes. This lively Very Short Introduction shows how game theory can be understood without mathematical equations, and how, from one simple premise, there springs a remarkably rich theory that has already had a profound effect on the sciences, and may yet revolutionize disciplines as far apart as psychology, ethics, and politics.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations xiii
1 The name of the game 1
2 Chance 22
3 Time 36
4 Conventions 57
5 Reciprocity 71
6 Information 88
7 Auctions 102
8 Evolutionary biology 117
9 Bargaining and coalitions 140
10 Puzzles and paradoxes 158
References and further reading 175
Index 181

Edition Notes

Series
Very Short Introductions
Copyright Date
2007

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
519.3
Library of Congress
HB144 .B557 2007

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
184p.
Dimensions
17.4 x 11.1 x 0.9 centimeters
Weight
5.6 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL10145834M
Internet Archive
gametheoryverysh00binm_622
ISBN 10
0199218463
ISBN 13
9780199218462
LC Control Number
2007046448
Library Thing
4112292
Goodreads
770989

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