## Theory of Games and Economic Behavior (Commemorative Edition)This is the classic work upon which modern-day game theory is based. What began more than sixty years ago as a modest proposal that a mathematician and an economist write a short paper together blossomed, in 1944, when Princeton University Press published This sixtieth anniversary edition includes not only the original text but also an introduction by Harold Kuhn, an afterword by Ariel Rubinstein, and reviews and articles on the book that appeared at the time of its original publication in the |

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### Contents

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PREFACE | xxvii |

TECHNICAL NOTE | xxxi |

ACKNOWLEDGMENT | xxxii |

FORMULATION OF THE ECONOMIC PROBLEM | 1 |

GENERAL FORMAL DESCRIPTION OF GAMES OF STRATEGY | 46 |

ZEROSUM TWOPERSON GAMES THEORY | 85 |

ZEROSUM TWOPERSON GAMES EXAMPLES | 169 |

ZEROSUM FOURPERSON GAMES | 291 |

SOME REMARKS CONCERNING n 8807 5 PARTICIPANTS | 330 |

COMPOSITION AND DECOMPOSITION OF GAMES | 339 |

SIMPLE GAMES | 420 |

GENERAL NONZEROSUM GAMES | 504 |

EXTENSION OF THE CONCEPTS OF DOMINATION AND SOLUTION | 587 |

THE AXIOMATIC TREATMENT OF UTILITY | 617 |

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