Finite and Infinite Games has ratings and reviews. This book, along with James Carse’s, The Religious Case Against Belief, The Inner Game of. Library or Congress Cataloglng-In-Publlcatlon Data. Carse, James P. Finite and infinite games. Includes index. 1. Life. 2. Games-Symbolic aspects. 3. Religion. It’s an oddly written, extremely concise, very thought-provoking book. It definitely needs to be re-read times. Make sure you’re thinking on the plane of infinite.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Understand the dynamics that shape the patterns of choice and behavior. It is not an openness as in candor, but an openness as in vulnerability.

The rules are precise and never broken; the competition is fierce; each one of them obsesses over being the Master Player among the four of them. Math and the sciences iinfinite well represented, as were the social sciences. Carse does not try to convince the reader of his philosophy.


In doing so, she poses the question, “What would it be like if entrepreneur were a verb that guides behavior rather than a noun that describes it?

If motherhood is a requirement and a duty, there are rules to be obeyed and goals to be achieved. Retrieved from ” https: It is freakin’ awesome. A truly groundbreaking book of which I quoted most of the best parts infinute on the GoodReads site.

However, if I desired to be a fashion model, a dancer, or a jockey, I would consider excessive weight to be a kind of disease and would be likely to consult a doctor, a nutritionist, or another specialist to be cured of it. As soon as a revolution reverts to this logic, it has ceased, because the past has fixed the future, defined its parameters, and this guarantees that the revolution will defeat itself—or rather, this constitutes that defeat.

Carse explores these questions with stunning elegance, teasing out of his distinctions a universe of observation and insight, noting where and why and how we play, finitely and infinitely. The New York Times. Or that which is represented?

Finite and Infinite Games

Both sides in this war think apparently believe ifninite their tribe should simply win, and only after that infonite will things get back to normal. True Crime Children’s Books. Nov 29, Jonathan rated it liked it. Carse seems to take pleasure in taking an issue and standing it upside-down. Use Finite and Infinite Games in your next sticky issue to: Training repeats a completed past in the future. This is a cohesive, deep and philosophical but at the same time practical work, that blends: Plethora of orthogonal thoughts.


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Continually pushing my personal horizons, Carse reminds me of what I often choose to forget: A finite game begins to have ugly consequences when it is played within finitw finite game.

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Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility by James P. Carse

The problem is that this is simply dichotomy view by his arbitrary categorization. Distinctions of this nature abound in this slim volume. To be serious is to press for a specified conclusion. All the goals, aims, achievements, letdowns in life are just a part of the overall game of life THE infinite game, indinite play.

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