Finite and Infinite Games has ratings and reviews. This book, along with James Carse’s, The Religious Case Against Belief, The Inner Game of. Library or Congress Cataloglng-In-Publlcatlon Data. Carse, James P. Finite and infinite games. Includes index. 1. Life. 2. Games-Symbolic aspects. 3. Religion. It’s an oddly written, extremely concise, very thought-provoking book. It definitely needs to be re-read times. Make sure you’re thinking on the plane of infinite.

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View all 3 comments. Education continues an unfinished past into the future. Carse, in his book Finite and Infinite Gamesoffers a perspective that names the two and helps you know when, how, and why to play each kind of game.

Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility by James P. Carse

While a machine greatly aids the operator in such tasks, it also disciplines its operator. All the goals, aims, achievements, letdowns in life are just a part of the overall game of life THE infinite game, go play.

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What are we doing when we play—finitely or infinitely? All weapons are designed to affect others without affecting ourselves, to make others answerable to the technology in our control. When it is most effective, machinery will have no effect at all.

Published August 12th by Ballantine Books first published I found the ideas in Carse’s book ultimately thought-provoking in the best kind of way.

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In this book Carse present the idea of two types of games – finite and infinite.

Heh, and some petty criticism: If you are going to read only a few books on Game Theory, this is one of them.

He extends his themes broadly over several intellectual arenas that are largely otherwise disparate disciplines. As the genius of your words, you lose all authority over them. Feb 08, David rated it really liked it Shelves: This manifests in the vast array of experimentation, exploration, humor and festivity that manifests in every revolutionary situation.

Infinite lovers have no “private parts.

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

To gajes what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Onl This book is about Carse’s personal philosophy, told in a uniquely striking way. He often inverts language in strange ways: In slavery, for example, or severe political oppression, the refusal to play the demanded role may be paid for with terrible suffering finire death. This page was last edited on 6 Octoberat So I was familiar with game theory in general, and thought I knew what these finite and infinite games must be, especially because Klein was dealing with political problems and situations in most of his podcast episodes.

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Infinite players do not play within sexual boundaries, but with sexual boundaries. They have been doing it for years and almost never does one of them miss the occasion.


It was about here that I felt the level of woo was climbing alarmingly. The options would determine whether it’s a game that can be won and has an end and can have an audience. This philosophy is examining, analyzing and acknowledging the box, then “thinking outside the box”, and then infinte that jajes though you have stepped out of the box, you are still in another box, albeit a bigger more expanded box which still contains you and your subjective perception, as well as the box you were previously annd.

The rules are precise and never broken; the competition is fierce; each one of them obsesses over being the Master Player among the four of them.

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I’m also convinced that the value of aphorisms has little to do with the aphorism itself, or whether it’s being employed by a finit or bad actor, but whether it’s appropriate to the situation, whether it’s apt.

Even with the collapse of a country, that infinite game would simple evolve to affect other kinds of finite games. There are more ideas brought into the mix.