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Games and Decisions: Introduction and Critical Survey

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Superb non-technical introduction to game theory, primarily applied to social sciences. Clear, comprehensive coverage of utility theory, 2-person zero-sum games, 2-person non-zero-sum games, n-person games, individual and group decision-making, more. Bibliography.
Paperback, 544 pages
Published April 1st 1989 by Dover Publications (first published 1957)
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Liam Kofi
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Whatever textbook you think you should be learning game theory from, this is the textbook you should actually be learning game theory from.
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My goal is to finish this book in one week and read it only while exercising. Can it be done?
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This is an advanced game theory text. Readers should be prepared to chew on the math behind decision making strategies and rationality. Were I more math inclined, I'm sure I would've loved this book. The authors' are know the subject matter, and write well; the book is logically organized, with interesting chapters. However, as someone who (tried to) teach myself Calculus, I couldn't manage; I may have just been scared off by the math. Someday I hope to return to this volume, better prepared. (I ...more
Steven Peterson
In its day, a classic on decision making. The book examined game theory and related models of decision making. Not an easy read for a nonspecialist, but this book, after all, was aimed at professional social scientists. For instance, one brief example noted is the classic Prisoner's Dilemma.

Historically, an important work in the study of decision making in the social sciences.
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R.Duncan Luce is Distinguished Research Professor of Cognitive Science and Research Professor of Economics at the University of California, Irvine.

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Robert Duncan Luce (born May 16, 1925) is the Distinguished Research Professor of Cognitive Science at the University of California, Irvine.

Luce received a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in
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