Games Of Consequence

Author : John Dutch
ISBN : 9780595216550
Genre : Fiction
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Anderson Woodbury is a recent recipient of a scholarship to Maine’s Harley University where he intends to achieve his life-long dream of becoming a Sports Psychologist. Almost on arrival he is faced with a desperate dilemma: should he stand by and allow women rugby players to put their lives at risk through unsafe practices or should he jeopardize his career before it has started by challenging the establishment? Passions run hot as players, parents, professors and friends take sides: even the experience and cool head of professional tennis player April Brooker, Anderson’s closest confidante, may not be enough to stop him from being sent down in disgrace. Other titles in this series include: Playing Advantage Other Books by John Dutch include: April Brooker April Brooker: The Tournament April Brooker and Emily McLean April Brooker: The Family Sunshine When I Need a Hand
Category: Fiction

Choice And Consequence

Author : Thomas C. Schelling
ISBN : 0674127714
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 86.88 MB
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In "Choice and Consequence," Thomas Schelling ventures where rationality is ambiguous, exploring topics as awesome as nuclear terrorism, as sordid as blackmail, as ineffable as daydreaming, as intimidating as euthanasia. He examines ethical issues wrapped up in economics, and discloses ethical issues that are misplaced or misidentified.
Category: Business & Economics

Playing Video Games

Author : Peter Vorderer
ISBN : 9781135257477
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 78.96 MB
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From security training simulations to war games to role-playing games, to sports games to gambling, playing video games has become a social phenomena, and the increasing number of players that cross gender, culture, and age is on a dramatic upward trajectory. Playing Video Games: Motives, Responses, and Consequences integrates communication, psychology, and technology to examine the psychological and mediated aspects of playing video games. It is the first volume to delve deeply into these aspects of computer game play. It fits squarely into the media psychology arm of entertainment studies, the next big wave in media studies. The book targets one of the most popular and pervasive media in modern times, and it will serve to define the area of study and provide a theoretical spine for future research. This unique and timely volume will appeal to scholars, researchers, and graduate students in media studies and mass communication, psychology, and marketing.
Category: Social Science

Death At The Priory

Author : James Ruddick
ISBN : 0802139744
Genre : True Crime
File Size : 36.53 MB
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Filled with love, greed, intrigue, violence, and a wealth of suspects, a riveting true account details the unsolved murder of successful attorney Charles Bravo, a cruel man who tormented his wife Florence, in a mystery that paints an intriguing portrait of Victorian culture and one woman's fight to exist in this repressive society. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Category: True Crime

Fsttcs 2004 Foundations Of Software Technology And Theoretical Computer Science

Author : Kamal Lodaya
ISBN : 3540240586
Genre : Computers
File Size : 51.37 MB
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 24th International Conference on the Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science, FSTTCS 2004, held in Chennai, India, in December 2004. The 35 revised full papers presented together with 5 invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 176 submissions. The papers address a broad variety of current issues in software science, programming theory, systems design and analysis, formal methods, mathematical logic, mathematical foundations, discrete mathematics, combinatorial mathematics, complexity theory, automata theory, and theoretical computer science in general.
Category: Computers

Rationality In Extensive Form Games

Author : Andrés Perea
ISBN : 0792375408
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book is concerned with situations in which several persons reach decisions independently and the final consequence depends, potentially, upon each of the decisions taken. Such situations may be described formally by an extensive form game: a mathematical object which specifies the order in which decisions are to be taken, the information available to the decision makers at each point in time, and the consequence that results for each possible combination of decisions. A necessary requirement for rational behavior in such games is that each decision maker should reach a decision that is optimal, given his preferences over his own decisions. This requirement is far from sufficient, however, since every decision maker should in addition base his preferences upon the conjecture that his opponents will act optimally as well. It is this principle that distinguishes noncooperative game theory from one-person decision theory. The main purpose of Rationality in Extensive Form Games is to discuss different formalizations of this principle in extensive form games, such as backward induction, Nash equilibrium, forward induction and rationalizability, under the assumption that the decision makers' preferences are given by subjective expected utility functions. The various formalizations, or rationality criteria, are illustrated by examples, and the relationships among the different criteria are explored.
Category: Business & Economics

Commitment In Dialogue

Author : Douglas Walton
ISBN : 079142586X
Genre : Philosophy
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This book develops a logical analysis of dialogue in which two or more parties attempt to advance their own interests. It includes a classification of the major types of dialogues and a discussion of several important informal fallacies. The authors define the concept of commitment in a way that makes it useful in evaluating arguments. In traditional logic, a proposition is either true or false, and that is the end of it. In this new framework, an arguer can be held to his or her commitments in some cases, but in other cases, he or she can retract them without violating any rule of the dialogue. Commitment in Dialogue studies the conditions under which commitments should be held or may be retracted within an argument.
Category: Philosophy