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Finite And Infinite Games

Author : James Carse
ISBN : 9781451657296
Genre : Philosophy
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“There are at least two kinds of games,” states James Carse as he begins this extraordinary book. “One could be called finite; the other infinite.” Finite games are the familiar contests of everyday life; they are played in order to be won, which is when they end. But infinite games are more mysterious. Their object is not winning, but ensuring the continuation of play. The rules may change, the boundaries may change, even the participants may change—as long as the game is never allowed to come to an end. What are infinite games? How do they affect the ways we play our finite games? What are we doing when we play—finitely or infinitely? And how can infinite games affect the ways in which we live our lives? Carse explores these questions with stunning elegance, teasing out of his distinctions a universe of observation and insight, noting where and why and how we play, finitely and infinitely. He surveys our world—from the finite games of the playing field and playing board to the infinite games found in culture and religion—leaving all we think we know illuminated and transformed. Along the way, Carse finds new ways of understanding everything from how an actress portrays a role, to how we engage in sex, from the nature of evil, to the nature of science. Finite games, he shows, may offer wealth and status, power and glory. But infinite games offer something far more subtle and far grander. Carse has written a book rich in insight and aphorism. Already an international literary event, Finite and Infinite Games is certain to be argued about and celebrated for years to come. Reading it is the first step in learning to play the infinite game.
Category: Philosophy

Some Results On Values Of Finite And Infinite Games

Author : Pradeep Kumar Dubey
ISBN : STANFORD:36105032730710
Genre : Mathematics
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The report is concerned with values of finite and infinite games given in characteristic function form.
Category: Mathematics

Sensual Love Secrets For Couples

Author : Al Link
ISBN : 9780738709659
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Two leading experts on sexuality and Tantra help individuals explore the physical senses, establish trust, cultivate emotional intimacy, achieve sacred sex, and build spiritual bonds by awakening and uniting the body, mind, heart, and soul. Original.
Category: Family & Relationships

Death And Existence

Author : James P. Carse
ISBN : 0471137049
Genre : Social Science
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Category: Social Science

Final Acts

Author : Tom Ratekin
ISBN : 9781438427409
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Analyzes contemporary memoirs of terminal illness from a psychoanalytic perspective.
Category: Literary Criticism

Automata Logics And Infinite Games

Author : Erich Grädel
ISBN : 9783540363873
Genre : Computers
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A central aim and ever-lasting dream of computer science is to put the development of hardware and software systems on a mathematical basis which is both firm and practical. Such a scientific foundation is needed especially for the construction of reactive programs, like communication protocols or control systems. For the construction and analysis of reactive systems an elegant and powerful theory has been developed based on automata theory, logical systems for the specification of nonterminating behavior, and infinite two-person games. The 19 chapters presented in this multi-author monograph give a consolidated overview of the research results achieved in the theory of automata, logics, and infinite games during the past 10 years. Special emphasis is placed on coherent style, complete coverage of all relevant topics, motivation, examples, justification of constructions, and exercises.
Category: Computers

Management Development Through Cultural Diversity

Author : Ronnie Lessem
ISBN : 9781134683031
Genre : Business & Economics
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This stimulating, clearly written and well-structured text is a comprehensive introduction to the principles of management and organisational behaviour, as well as a corrective to the eurocentric bias of most management texts. It develops a trans-cultural perspective which draws on insights from across the world to examine different management styles, cultures and stages of business development. Contents include: * Orientation * Primal Management - Western including America * Rational Management - Northern including Scandinavia * Developmental Management - Eastern including Japan * Metaphysical Management - Southern including South Africa * Developing yourself as a manager Each section examines core management theory and literature, cultural orientation and related prominent theories. The numerous case studies use appropriate examples from a wide range of international organisations. The uniquely wide-ranging perspective make this a valuable text for all those interested in general management, international business, organisational behaviour and corporate strategy.
Category: Business & Economics

Handbook Of Human Conflict Technology

Author : T. Monberg
ISBN : 9781899820399
Genre : Business & Economics
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"Organisations that develop a clear and understandable conflict strategy are much better positioned to avoid destructive conflicts. Many businesses look at conflicts as a negative, something that should be avoided in every possible way. But in an organisation, which welcomes change, conflicts can and should be regarded as positive and necessary. Good conflicts generate thoughts and ideas and create innovation. Instead of being afraid of conflicts, organisations need clear guidelines for dealing with them, and ensure that they will not develop into something negative. Many firms act too slowly and fail to see the warning signs about the escalation of a conflict. Organisations which develop a clear and understandable strategy are much better positioned for avoiding these destructive conflicts, which easily can go out of control and turn into lawsuits, discrimination, low morale, increased stress, and loss of productivity, much of it a result of un happiness at work. This book opens the reader's eyes to a new way of thinking about conflicts. It offers practical ways of how to develop a conflict concept, and shows how to involve the entire organisation in working with conflicts. Numerous case studies demonstrate how companies have experienced the strength of working positively with conflicts." From the book: "Having a conflict strategy is like having fire regulations. Nobody thinks they are necessary until there is an incident, and then it will be too late to do anything constructive about it. Although no company or organisation would neglect the adoption of fire regulations, many regard having a conflict strategy as a sign of weakness instead of a sensible precaution in preventing conflicts from escalating. In the eyes of some companies, having a conflict strategy would mean admitting that the number of conflicts they experienced or anticipated was exceptional, and no company wants that kind of image." "The book contains plenty of inspiration for working with the conflict phenomenon and to make your own conflict strategy for your own business. Great reading material and an incredible work of inspiration." Bent Engelbrecht, Dagbladet Borsen "Tina Monberg has written and excellent book about conflict resolution. This book should be required reading for any CEO " Jens Graff, Erhvervsbladet "The book gives new ways, so that conflicts can be turned around and used for the positive. It shows practical methods of how to build a conflict concept and shows how to involve all of the organisation in working with conflicts." Jyllands Posten"
Category: Business & Economics