Library or Congress Cataloglng-In-Publlcatlon Data. Carse, James P. Finite and infinite games. Includes index. 1. Life. 2. Games-Symbolic aspects. 3. Religion. Finite Games and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility by James P. Carse was definitely an exciting read for me, and if you consider yourself a. quotes from Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility : ‘To be prepared against surprise is to be trained. To be prepared fo.

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Join our mailing list! Finite and Infinite Games: Or one who lends a hand? Infinite speakers do not therefore appeal to a world as audience, do not speak before a world, but present themselves as an audience by way of talking with others.

Apr 12, Keytrice Castro rated it really liked it.

Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility

If you are going to read only a few books on Game Theory, this is one of them. By clicking ‘Sign me up’ I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the privacy policy and terms of usecarxe the transfer of my personal data to the United States, where the privacy laws may be different than those in my country of residence.

I am not strong because I can force others to do what I wish as a result of my play with them, but because I can allow them to do what they wish in the course of my play with them.


Similarly, a radio must cease to exist as equipment and become sound. Finite players find themselves in a strange situation: And then there is stuff like this: Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll love.

He has all the arrogance of one but none of their intellectual rigour. Finite games are the familiar contests of everyday life, the games we play in business and politics, in the bedroom and on the battlefied — games with winners and losers, a beginning and an end. Nov 24, Robert rated it did not like it Recommends it for: How can infinite play terminate? A true Master Player completes a game only for the theater of it.

So despite not actually liking this book, I have generously, and possibly mistakenly, granted it a second star.

Finite and Infinite Games Quotes

Harvesting respects a source, leaves it unexploited, suffers it to be as it is. There is only one infinite game and its only purpose is continuing the play.

They invite them to become a people in passage. The first chapter of the book consisted of three sentences. We are free to have time. It was infinkte sequence of unconnected quotable paragraphs usually of the form: If the purpose of a finite game is to conclude play as a winner, then play itself acquires distinctly negative quality.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. As any gardener knows, the vitality of a garden does not end with a harvest. Education continues an casre past into the future.

Finite and Infinite Games Quotes by James P. Carse

Jun 27, DJ rated it liked it Recommends it for: Killers are not victors; they are unopposed competitors, players without a game, living contradictions. I am grateful to James Carse that he hands us a powerful language to formulate those questions. But, to end more positively, a couple more quotes I quite liked though they do err too much on the side of the new-agey for my taste: A kind of of wild freedom, impossible to c Continually pushing my personal horizons, Carse reminds me of what I often choose to forget: Carse does not try to convince the reader of his philosophy.

We make use of machines to increase our control over natural phenomena. Carse went on to categorize many different things into finite or infinite game. Spoken to me, your words become mine do with as I please. Machinery is contradictory in another way.