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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Simultaneously the others with whom we are in relation are themselves in relation. One of my all time favourites!

The infinite game – there is only one – includes any authentic interaction, from touching to culture, that changes rules, plays with boundaries and exists solely for the purpose of continuing the game. We persuade ourselves that, comfortably seated behind the wheels of our autos, shielded from infiite unpleasant change of weather, and raising or lowering our foot an inch or two, we have actually traveled somewhere, while never leaving home.

The role of the audience and possible referees, for example, and how titles and property play a role in telling us who the winners are as well as in the use of power in a finite game. For example, parents now can choose the time and place of birth C-sections, inductionwe can talk on the phone without talking with someone on the phone voice recognition menus.

And thank’s Kevin Kelly. Machinery does not steal our spontaneity from us; we set finie aside ourselves, we deny our originality. He has all the arrogance of one but none of their intellectual rigour. This distinction hinges on an agent ‘s decision to engage in one state of affairs or another.


Or as an exception? As the genius of your words, you lose all authority over them. I’ll need to re-read it before Finitw can decide whether this is an important book or a bunch of hooey.

Kinga I agree inifnite your reviews. Since your opponents seek only to make you a loser, the play actually stands in the way of their desired result. Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols This requires the reader to again expand their mental appreciation of the infinite game: 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.

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Zero references to popular already-read-by-everybody books. Fourth question of conscience. Tastes like a dry flour for some, but ambrosia for others. A finite game begins to have ugly consequences when it is played within another finite game.

Wiese’s summary and summaries elsewhere. You can have what you have only by releasing it to others.

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

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. It is infinite play coming to an end in unheard silence. We do not relate to others as the persons we are; we are who we are in relating to others. The options would determine whether it’s a game that can be won and has an gaes and can have an audience. I recommend the book because it has several insights that I think are powerful and profound.

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.


I’m not going to tell anyone not to read it, but I think you have to come into it expecting it to enlighten you and to find your own meaning in what you read.

It sings, varse, worrys, gnaws, and finally sleeps. Fruits, seeds, vegetables, nuts, grains, grasses, roots, flowers, herbs, berries-all are collected when they have ripened, and when their collection is in the interest of the garden’s heightened and continued vitality.

A machine is not a way of doing something; it stands in the way of doing something.

Finite and Infinite Games Quotes

It lay on a bookshelf for fifteen years until one sleepless night when I picked it up and thought to try again. The motels around the airports in Chicago and Atlanta are so little different from the motels around the airports of Tokyo and Frankfurt that all essential distances dissolve in likeness.

The thoughts are succinct, but require gamse before they come easily. Game theory, it became clear at once, is a maddeningly subtle subject, especially in its mathematical and scientific expressions.

I read this when I was young and found it be a bit goofy. The words die with the sound. Jun 01, Showmeguy rated it it was amazing. All travel is therefore change within the traveler, and it is for that reason that travelers are always somewhere else.