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Finite and Infinite Games by James P. Carse
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Jun 26, 11

bookshelves: philosophy, life, sexuality, games, society, travel, ecology, communication, design, technology
Recommended to Martin by: Dennis
Read from January 29 to June 26, 2011, read count: 1

The first three sections were amazing and intense - the last sections interesting but less gripping. Maybe because their topics didn't interest me as much or maybe because the main point (if the book has a "point" - it is more about perspective than a point) had become clear to me.
This is not a book that needs to be read in its entirety. It is sufficient to dive into it and and be penetrated by its tone to understand the meaning.
I read this book only once so far, but while doing so, I gave it away to five friends (I actually bought six copies of the book over the five months that I was reading it!) - I have never done this with any other book. Very much recommended. It will go well with a copy of the Tao Te Ching and The Timeless Way of Building I think.

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“A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play.”
James P. Carse, Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility

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Martin Röll Started it on the plane, read two chapters, then they stole it from me. Must be a good book. ;-)

Martin Röll Buying three more copies to give away today. Haven't done this with any other book so far.

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