ISBN-10:
0415072573
ISBN-13:
9780415072571
Pub. Date:
10/31/1996
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
The History Of Game Theory, Volume 1: From the Beginnings to 1945 / Edition 1

The History Of Game Theory, Volume 1: From the Beginnings to 1945 / Edition 1

by Mary-Ann Dimand, Robert W Dimand
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Overview

Game Theory - the formal modelling of conflict and cooperation - first emerged as a recognized field with a publication of John von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern's Theory of Games and Economic Behaviour in 1944. Since then, game-theoretic thinking about choice of strategies and the interdependence of people's actions has influenced all the social sciences. However, little is known about the history of the theory of strategic games prior to this publication.
In this volume, the history of strategic games - from its origins up to 1945 - is traced through the work of:
* 19th Century economists such as Cournot and Edgeworth
* Voting theorists - including Lewis Carroll
* Conflict theorists - Richardson and Lanchester
* Probabilists such as Bertrand, Borel and Ville
* Later economists - notably Stackelberg and Zeuthen This authoritative account of the history of game theory concludes with a historical perspective on the achievement of von Neumann and Morgenstern, and an appraisal of the reception of their book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415072571
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/31/1996
Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics Series , #1
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile: 1540L (what's this?)

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