All of axis7's Comments + Replies

Book report: Theory of Games and Economic Behavior (von Neumann & Morgenstern)

If interested in the subject, I'd recommend William Poundstone's Prisoner's Dilemma, which I've recently completed. This book contains three parts to it. They interweave in chronological order and are obviously closely related.

The first, is a colorful history of the interesting polymath John von Neumann was. It provides his personal background, professional history, and the circumstances surrounding his introduction of Game Theory.

The second portion is a broader history of Game Theory and particularly, in its relation to cold war era ... (read more)