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The History of Game Theory, Volume 1: From the Beginnings to 1945 Mary Ann Dimand

The History of Game Theory, Volume 1: From the Beginnings to 1945

Mary Ann Dimand

Published September 1st 2002
ISBN : 9781134907809
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200 pages
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Game Theory - the formal modelling of conflict and cooperation - first emerged as a recognized field with a publication of John von Neumann and Oskar Morgensterns Theory of Games and Economic Behaviour in 1944. Since then, game-theoretic thinkingMoreGame Theory - the formal modelling of conflict and cooperation - first emerged as a recognized field with a publication of John von Neumann and Oskar Morgensterns Theory of Games and Economic Behaviour in 1944. Since then, game-theoretic thinking about choice of strategies and the interdependence of peoples 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 ZeuthenThis 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.