Finite and Infinite Games

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Random House Publishing Group, 1997 - Philosophy - 180 pages
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A fascinating meditation on life as a contest of games to be completed and games to be continued--and on what lies beyond winning and losing.

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Review: Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility

User Review  - Aydin - Goodreads

I so loved this book. I resonate with the spirit behind Carse's basic dichotomy of infinite versus finite games. You may be more familiar with this as the dichotomy of being process- or product ... Read full review

Review: Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility

User Review  - Bryan Ma - Goodreads

Fascinating. Looking forward to revisiting this. Cryptic but full of wisdom. Thanks Jan. Read full review

About the author (1997)

James P. Carse is Professor Emeritus of history and literature of religion at New York University. A winner of the University's Great Teacher Award, he is author of "The Religious Case Against Belief" (2008) and "Breakfast at the Victory: The Mysticism of Ordinary Experience" (1994). Carse lives in New York City and Massachusetts.

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