Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - The History of Game Theory by Robert W. Dimand

Game theory - the formal modelling of conflict and co-operation - 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 account of the history of game theory concludes with an historical perspective on the achievement of von Neumann and Morgenstern, and an appraisal of the reception of their book.

Buy The History of Game Theory by Robert W. Dimand from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780415072571
ISBN-10: 0415072573
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Aug-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - The History of Game Theory by Robert W. Dimand

Book Reviews - The History of Game Theory by Robert W. Dimand

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about History of Game Theory book by Robert W. Dimand and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Robert W. Dimand

History Of Game Theory, Volume 1 by Robert W. Dimand
Paperback, September 1996
$71.99