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Von Neumann, Morgenstern, and the Creation of Game Theory

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  • Page extent: 424 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.79 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 519.3
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: HB144 .L46 2010
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Game theory--History
    • Von Neumann, John,--1903-1957
    • Morgenstern, Oskar,--1902-1977

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Hardback

 (ISBN-13: 9780521562669)

Von Neumann, Morgenstern, and the Creation of Game Theory
Cambridge University Press
9780521562669 - Von Neumann, Morgenstern, and the Creation of Game Theory - From Chess to Social Science, 1900–1960 - By Robert Leonard
Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments
ix
Introduction
1
Part One. Struggle and Equilibrium: from Lasker to von Neumann
1         “The Strangest States of Mind”: Chess, Psychology, and Emanuel Lasker's Kampf
9
2         “Deeply Rooted, Yet Alien”: Hungarian Jews and Mathematicians
30
3         From Budapest to Göttingen: An Apprenticeship in Modern Mathematics
42
4         “The Futile Search for the Perfect Formula”: Von Neumann's Minimax Theorem
56
Part Two. Oskar Morgenstern and Interwar Vienna
5         Equilibrium on Trial: The Austrian Interwar Critics
77
6         Wrestling with Complexity: Wirtschaftsprognose and Beyond
93
7         Ethics and the Excluded Middle: Karl Menger and Social Science in Interwar Vienna
110
8         From Austroliberalism to Anschluss: Morgenstern and the Viennese Economists in the 1930s
140
Part Three.From War to Cold War
9         Mathematics and the Social Order: Von Neumann's Return to Game Theory
185
10        Ars Combinatoria: Creating the Theory of Games
224
11        Morgenstern's Catharsis
249
12        Von Neumann's War
266
13        Social Science and the “Present Danger”: Game Theory and Psychology at the RAND Corporation, 1946–1960
293
Conclusion
344
Bibliography
347
Index
381



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