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Published: 01 January 2008

200 Pages | 25 line drawings & half tones

5 x 7 inches

ISBN: 9780199218462

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Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Ken Binmore

Very Short Introductions

  • Explores the hot topic of Game theory--a relatively new discipline that has seen spectacular successes in evolutionary biology and economics, and is beginning to revolutionize other disciplines from psychology to political science.
  • Written by a renowned game theorist and mathematician, who explains the theory in a way that is both fun and non-mathematical yet also deeply insightful.
  • Offers wide coverage--Binmore reveals how game theory not only provides deep scientific and philosophical insights, but also offers valuable and enjoyably insights into everyday life, from social gatherings to ethical decision-making to gambling.
  • Explains why John Nash, whose life story was told in the film A Beautiful Mind, won a Nobel prize, and includes mini-biographies of other fascinating, and occasionally eccentric, founders of the subject.
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - millions of copies sold worldwide