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 – James Carse
Join our mailing list! Finite games are theatrical, necessitating an audience; infinite ones are dramatic, involving participants For rinite, the opposite of a boundary is a horizon; the opposite of power is strength. We cannot relate to anyone who is not also relating to us. I’ve returned to it a few times and am always nervous that I’ll discover that I’ve outgrown it, but I find it more enjoyable each time I revisit it. A tidy little wrap-up sentence of the form: One seems to get the idea of a Russian Troika doll but in reverse.
Jun 27, DJ rated it liked znd Recommends it for: There is a world out there ready to be discover Feb 16, But the nature of the game dictates that one is never at ease, always has to question oneself.
He often inverts language in stran I started this book expecting a popular treatment of game theory.
Carse has written a book rich in insight and aphorism. While a machine greatly aids the operator in such tasks, it also disciplines its operator. We must have time to be free. But, as I said, Carse was writing more generally: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
It was about here that I felt the level of woo was climbing alarmingly. View all 5 comments. It remains a favourite. Jul 01, Art rated it it was amazing Shelves: And what’s with the random-ass quotes peppered through the thing?
How fiinite they affect the ways we play our finite games? And I would also say “ugh” to things like this: It certainly didn’t do it for me.
It will be futile to find meaning in his confusing world or distorted semantics.
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I bought this book in and tried infinte read it, but without much success. They have different characteristics such as in a finite game you assume a role, there are rules about the game that can’t change during the game, and the acrse can be won or lost, and there’s an audience. Carse is a whore for needless semantic paradox. Onl This book is about Carse’s personal philosophy, told in a uniquely striking way.
Finite and Infinite Games is a book by religious scholar James P. However you consider them your own, you cannot think the thoughts themselves, but only what they are about.
They openly see its roles as theatrical, its styles as poses, its clothing costumes, its rules conventional, its crises arranged, its conflicts performed and its metaphysics ideological. Mar 28, Frans Baars rated it it was amazing Shelves: The result was a page book initially published in by The Free Press. In both, “whoever plays, plays crse. Y’know, take up archery or something, give precision a try. The first 20 pages are an interesting description of a rather artificial and naive world view of life as a set of games–some which must end and some which must forever continue.
If I could give only one book to a person, this would be it. Culture is one such game, where there can be no winners, the game can’t be repeated and as long as there are players the game will continue.
Winning ends the game at once.
Finite and Infinite Games
The fact that the technology of slaughter at vast distances has become extremely sophisticated does not culturally advance its highly trained operators over club-swinging primitives; gxmes makes complete our blindness to the other that was but rudimentary in the primitive. A few of the ways to reframe one’s stance toward life had value, but they were a stark minority.
They are for others to notice. Both sides in ifninite war think apparently believe that their tribe should simply win, and only after that victory will things get back to normal. Quotes from Finite and Infini Timothy Gallwey and True and False, by David Mamet are among my favorites in making me think about how to think.
Occasionally I had to try several before I found one that allowed me to decide I understood what he was getting at. Wiese related Finite and Infinite Games to the practice of Hospital Medicine and I was so intrigued, that I gave a talk myself on the topic, borrowing from Dr. Some good stuff buried under a lot of messy writing and incoherent thought.
Richard Rohr and a loss of the feeling that I must identify whether authors are ‘good guys’ or ‘bad guys’ has helped considerably.
On consideration, the answer has to be yes: Feb 08, David rated it really liked it Shelves: