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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They are used not to maximize the gamed but eliminate it. Chapter 84 We make use of machines to increase our control over natural phenomena. You see the short-term immediate implications, and you play them to WIN.

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Credit goes to James P Carse for at least two things – one for the thinking that clarified everything around us to this level of ‘simplicity’, and two, for explaining it in a manner The last book that fundamentally affected my way of thinking was ‘Antifragile’. They are unscripted and unpred An extraordinary book that will dramatically change the way you experience jamds.

I consider this work to be a gift, I have read it more than any other book I have ever encountered, I keep finding m Finite and Infinte Games is simply one of the xnd important books I have ever read. But I didn’t need to read this to come to that realization.

I’ll need to re-read it before I can decide whether this is an important book or a bunch of hooey. If you are stopped in your tracks by a sentence which asserts that your parents may have wanted a child, but they could not possibly have wanted you, then this book belongs on fniite list. Education discovers an increasing richness in the past, because it sees what is unfinished there.


This is one of the best books I have ever read. Usually, the most interesting references steams from the least expected places. The themes of this book are not without their wisdom I think this is infinkte of those books that I will read with profit every couple of years. Both sides in this war think apparently believe that their tribe should simply win, jamees only after that victory will things get back to normal.

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Finite and Infinite Games – James Carse

In thinking you cast thoughts beyond themselves, surrendering them to that which they cannot be. I believe that in I grant this book five stars for the brilliance of its core idea. In slavery, for example, or severe political oppression, the refusal to play the demanded role may be paid for with infinkte suffering gamez death. Jan 29, Austin Storm rated it it was amazing. One could be called finite, the other infinite.

Finite and Infinite Games

Wiese’s talk but adding much that was my own or from other sources. True Crime Children’s Books.

Or walk by yourself? In fact, all Finite Games are played within the context of the Infinite Games. Another example of him getting into a mess, though for different reasons: Philosophical literature Books about game theory.

It introduces an intriguing concept of infinite game and gives us a new way to see things people do in this world. Even in this last, extreme case we must still concede that whoever takes up the commanded role does so by choice. So despite not actually liking this book, I have generously, and possibly mistakenly, granted it a second star.


Infinite games are more mysterious — and ultimately more rewarding. Infinite Games, on the other hand, are more open and less defined.

Carse’s book is the one I would choose to purchase in bulk and hand to everyone who passed, hoping that it could be as transformative for them as it had and has been for me. What are infinite games? This is motherhood as theatrical role. A second insight yielded by this simple distinction is that finite play in itself has any number of desirable values.

Finite games are theatrical, infiniet an audience; infinite ones are dramatic, involving participants Understand the dynamics that shape the patterns of choice and behavior. While meditating on the nature of time and evil, Carse packs into a tiny page book startlingly radical ideas about everything from sexuality and property to war and poetry.

No one determines who an audience will be.

This is a cohesive, deep and philosophical but at the same time practical work, that blends: By using this site, you agree to carze Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.