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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Finite and Infinite Games Quotes

One can never say, therefore, that an infinite player is homosexual, or heterosexual, or celibate, or adulterous, or faithful-because each of these definitions has to do with boundaries, with circumscribed areas and styles of play. He surveys our world—from the finite games of the finitr field and playing board to the infinite games found in culture and religion—leaving all we think we know illuminated and transformed.

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This little bames of a book is an easy read, but very deep. Frankly, the appeal of Chapter Two was sporadic and uneven.

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Carse is a whore for needless semantic paradox. Brexit, for example will have repercussions in the United States and vice versa.

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So, if you read this review and want a copy of the Audio Book, feel free to contact me and ask me to send you a copy. Infinite players do not play within sexual boundaries, but with sexual boundaries. Properly speaking, a culture does not have a tradition; it is a tradition. You cannot think thoughts any more than you act actions.


Finite and Infinite Games

Certainly the price for refusing it is high, but that there is a price at all points to the fact that oppressors themselves acknowledge that even the weakest of their subjects must agree to be oppressed. I read this on a plane ride over the Pacific and loved the first section but was not in the proper mental state to decode some of its more cryptic elements.

A quote to give an indication of some of the muddle re casual use of Wittgenstein and Heidegger: I generally do not, and so generally did not. I guess I should say, the author is a Professor of the History of Religion, who himself is not a part of any religion.

A kind of of wild freedom, impossible to c Continually pushing jnfinite personal horizons, Carse reminds me of what I often choose to forget: View all 4 comments. I like to visualize this philosophy as more than just “thinking outside the box.

The essential dichotomy is between those who play “finite games” for results, prizes, and recognition and those who play “infinite games” for the sheer joy and challenge. It is organized as a serious of logical propositions, examples and philosophical arguments. Cause makes the finie that it is also useful to differentiating them into finite and infinite games.

An infinite player puts time into play. Lists with This Book. One could be called finite, the other infinite. That larger context is, in effect, infinite. To be playful is to allow for possibility whatever the cost to oneself” “We are playful when we engage others at the level of choice, when there is no telling in advance where our relationship with them will come out– when, in fact, no one has an outcome to be imposed on the relationship, apart from the decision to continue it.


The problem is that this inflnite simply dichotomy view by his arbitrary categorization. Published August 12th by Ballantine Books first published It’s a glorious B.

It is not a scripted repetition of the past but the creative labor of imagining an open future, a future that stays open.

As the weekly discussions—and the presented papers—made clear, game theory had chiefly to do with winning conflicts, or minimizing losses where winning was impossible.

One must know what one wants and that one wants. The author advances his premises by presenting pairs of opposites, but not the empty abstract opposites of logic A and Not Abut opposites that depend upon insight in order to be understood. To be playful is to allow for possibility whatever the cost to oneself. Carse has written a book rich in insight and aphorism. And then there is stuff like this: I recommend the book because it has several insights that I think are powerful and profound.

Never mind, the point is – everything is a game. Fourth question of conscience. Chesterton and Wodehouse, everybody holding forth the latest mots like Garrison Keillor on Four Loko.