The Game's Afoot!: Game Theory in Myth and Paradox

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American Mathematical Soc., 2000 - Mathematics - 159 pages
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In the 1950s, von Neumann and Morgenstern's theory of games and economic behaviour created a new area of mathematics concerned with the formal problems of rational decision as experienced by multiple agents. In the 21st century, game theory is all around us. Here, Mehlmann presents mathematical foundations and concepts illustrated via social quandaries, mock political battles, evolutionary confrontations, economic struggles, and literary conflict. Most of the standard models - the prisoners' dilemma, the arms race, evolution, duels, the game of chicken, etc. - are here. Many non-standard examples are also here: the Legend of Faust, shootouts in the movies, the madness of Odysseus, to name a few.
  

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Review: The Game's Afoot! Game Theory in Myth and Paradox (Student Mathematical Library, #5)

User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

This is a pretty tough book to read, despite the cartoonish pictures and the overall light feeling. If you're already familiar with game theory, it is a nice continuation of the basics with additional examples and exposition. If you're not, this is probably not the place to start. Read full review

Review: The Game's Afoot! Game Theory in Myth and Paradox (Student Mathematical Library, #5)

User Review  - Ilya - Goodreads

A popular introduction to game theory, as good as William Poundstone's Prisoner's Dilemma, written in the spirit of Martin Gardner and Raymond Smullyan. The author is Austrian, and one of his examples ... Read full review

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Games Against Time
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The Myths of Game Theory
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The Prisoners Dilemma
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Paradoxes of Backward Induction
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Strategic Accents of GameTheoretic Scholasticism
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Odysseus Goes to War
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