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Finite and Infinite Games by James P. Carse
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Nov 09, 2011

did not like it

in the classic tradition of philosophical texts, james p. carse doesn't observe the world and invent a metaphor to try and describe what he sees, he invents the metaphor and then attempts to wedge everything he sees into it. nazis are bad because they play "finite games." spiritualists are good because they play "infinite games." power only has meaning in finite play because infinite players are above that. as a game designer and someone who's into power exchange, it was fun to laugh at the ludicrousness of the author's assumptions. but not fun enough to finish the book.

at least the author's name can be spoken as "james peek arse."

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