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Finite and Infinite Games by James P. Carse
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Jan 15, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: philosophy, life, sexuality, games, society, travel, ecology, communication, design, technology
Recommended to Martina by: Dennis

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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Quotes Martina Liked

“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


Reading Progress

January 15, 2011 – Shelved
January 29, 2011 – Started Reading
March 17, 2011 –
page 45
23.44%
April 24, 2011 –
page 71
36.98%
May 10, 2011 –
page 133
69.27%
June 20, 2011 –
page 149
77.6%
June 26, 2011 – Shelved as: philosophy
June 26, 2011 – Shelved as: life
June 26, 2011 – Shelved as: sexuality
June 26, 2011 – Shelved as: games
June 26, 2011 – Shelved as: society
June 26, 2011 – Shelved as: travel
June 26, 2011 – Shelved as: ecology
June 26, 2011 – Shelved as: communication
June 26, 2011 – Shelved as: design
June 26, 2011 – Shelved as: technology
June 26, 2011 – Finished Reading

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


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


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