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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Finite Games and Infinite Games: Feb 08, David rated it really liked it Shelves: Views Read Edit View history. How often it happens that ininite hostility emerges; friendship turns to hatred; alcohol is involved; then fists; occasionally guns. I’ve grown to appreciate them, as well as be wary of their reductive potential.

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Carse explores these questions with stunning elegance, teasing out of his distinctions a universe of observation and insight, noting where and why and how we play, finitely and infinitely. By competing for a future prize, finite players compete for a prized past.

At HSD, we value both games equally, and help people know what it means to play each one well.


Skip this for the real stuff We do not go somewhere in a car, but arrive somewhere in a car. A third case janes be as a fugitive.

Additionally, you will have the option to unsubscribe at any point, should you decide to do so. To operate a machine one must operate like a machine.

A world must be its own spontaneous source. In every revolutionary situation, many of those who take part in the events begin playing the situation as an infinite game. If you are going to read only a few books on Game Theory, this is one of them. The logic of work is the logic of winners and losers, of success and failure. It is because I cannot work, or run, or swallow that I am ill with cancer.

I recommend the book because it has several insights that I think are powerful and profound. Education discovers an increasing richness in the past, because it sees what is unfinished there.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. In fact, the features of play—finite and infinite—are essentially the inffinite whether we are children playing jacks or soldiers caught up in a war between nations.

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

And here is another quote form the book “Such museums referring to New York’s principal museums are not designed to protect the art from people, but to protect the people from art.


Finite and Infinite Games is a book by religious scholar James P. Everyone plays in an Infinite Game, and the field is not clearly defined.

Machinery is contradictory in another way. Zero fitted fancy stories. A kind of of wild freedom, impossible to c Continually pushing my personal horizons, Carse reminds me of what I often choose to forget: Still in print and published in a dozen or more languages, the entire first chapter reads:. One of my all time favourites!

How can infinite play terminate?

Finite and Infinite Games

I do dinite talk on the telephone; I talk with someone on the telephone. It certainly didn’t do it for me. Occasionally I had to try several before I found one that allowed me to decide I understood what he was getting at. The problem is that this is simply dichotomy view by his arbitrary categorization.

Profound and insightful but frustrating. Want to Read saving…. On the contrary, when we are playful with each other we relate as free persons, and the relationship is open to surprise; everything that happens is of consequence.