Finite and Infinite Games

By James P. Carse

There are at least two kinds of games, states James P. Carse as he begins this extraordinary book. One could be called finite; the other infinite. A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play.Finite games are the familiar contests of everyday life; they are played in order to be won, wh…

Published date: January 1, 1986
Type: Books
Genre: Philosophy

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It’s basically a book about games, but then it turns out it’s about the meaning of life.


About life and how to [...] navigate in a more improvisational way.