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Playing for Real Coursepack Edition: A Text on Game Theory

Ken Binmore


This book is a problem-based book on game theory. There are at least three questions a game theory book might answer: What is game theory about? How is game theory applied? Why is game theory right? The book attempts to answer all three questions. Its many problems and examples are an integral part of its approach. Just as athletes take pleasure in training their bodies, there is much satisfaction to be found in training one’s mind to think in a way that is simultaneously rational and creative. With all of its puzzles and paradoxes, game theory provides a magnificent mental gymnasium for this ... More

Keywords: game theory, puzzles, paradoxes, economics, rationality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199924530
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199924530.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ken Binmore, author
Emeritus Professor of Economics, University College London