Defensive often adversarial The mathematics this is not the author s fault is rather thin on the ground which sometimes makes it difficult to follow Not much recommended I was disappointed by this introduction The author writes with considerable style and covers some aspects well but I think that the core principles of game theory are not xplained at all well and the Body and Soul (Alien Nation, examples and diagrams arexplained particularly poorly Not surprisingly the book is best when covering the author s speciality auctions I also feel that the
"Author Devotes Too Much Time "devotes too much time arguing against the straw man of thical objections to game theory analyses these could dealt with as he does just once not bothered with over and over again in different parts of the book a mediocre introduction to a very interesting subject the book doesn t really flow just gives xample games without connecting the subjects well the big problem i had with the book is that the author is way too defensive about negative perceptions of game theory and thus wastes a lot of space trying to remedy these misconceptions also without math it was hard for me to internalize some of the game theoretical resultssome of the interesting points discussion of auction mechanisms with Metropolis XXX examples of US and British Telecom auctions I wish the author went into detail on these instead of just referencing them a discussion of fallacies presented as paradoxes which are attributed to game theory in particular those arising from the prisoner s dilemma game thevolutionary interpretation makes a lot of sense signalling as a way of communicating your type to the other player in order to push them towards a profitable Darwins Radio euilibriumvolutionarily stable strategies how A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes, euilibriavolve within species game theory isn t able to solve all the word s problems because it only works when people play games rationally Ken Bil Game Theory A Very Short IntroductionKen Bin s Very Short Introduction VSI 173 to Game Theory is my second selection of Oxford s huge gigantic VSI series uickly approaching 500 books It was probably closer to 35 stars but mainly because of the structural problems with surveying Game Theory in less than 200 pages At less than 200 pages Bin is able to break down Game Theory into chapters on chance time conventions reciprocity information auctions Lord of Darkness evolutionary biology bargaining and coalitions puzzles and paradoxes For the beginner the problem with this book will be how uickly the bookxpects the reader to pick up on some of. L introductions to a wide range of subjects from Islam to Sociology Politics to Classics and Literary Theory to History Not simply a textbook of definitions ach volume provides trenchant and provocative yet always balanced and complete discussions of the central issues in a given topic Every Very Short Introduction gives a readable volution of the subject in uestion demonstrating how it has developed and influenced society Whatever the area of study whatever the topic that fascinates the reader the series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensabl.
READ & DOWNLOAD µ INSTANTPAYDAYLOANSONLINETN.CO.UK Ú Ken BinmoreBlerg I can t stand this book I hate it I hate it I hate it I love it I hate itEven though I struggled to turn The Hunt for Tokyo Rose each page I m glad I got an introduction to game theory So it lives up to its name But geez it seemed SO MUCH tougher than it had to be I had a uestion aboutvery three sentences It read like a textbook but occationally Bin would drop some strange word or phrase and he seemed to be breaking the toneinserting a nonseuiter that didn t ver feel welcome I was consistantly awkward and klunky and often left large holes in logic and jumps in reasoning I felt like Bin was showing off his big telecom auction deal He flaunted it several times He was uite *sour on moral philosophy calling out Kant at least twice I stopped being *on moral philosophy calling out Kant at least twice I stopped being critical of all
"The Little Things After The "little things after the 20 Pages or so akes a mess of it I feel like I went to the internet to clarify some of my uestions on Nash and other thingsMy biggest impediment to comprehending game theory arises out of the compression of information The whole idea of game theory is to show potential outcomes based on a simplified choice architecture I see the value here However I feel like using game theory could be coupled with morality compassion and mpathy to create systems that result in the best outcome for all parties involved but still I feel like Game Theory is very very deconstructive and harmful My hope is to use Game Theory in the future to observe paradoxes of choice arise Lost Heritage (Harlequin Romance, end up harming both parties who are only looking out for themselves I think in abundance of information openness sharing andven the categorical imperative can and will and should help us in the future make better decisions not what we selfishly rely on as our own best interest that is just doesn t seem right something about Game Theory seems to moronic to logical but the logic is difficult is obscured I find conomics and logic to be very intuitive and Game Theory Ken Bin is the right person for introducing Game Theory He knows what he is talking about Although at times I felt like a short introduction like this could be asier to read Some pages I really needed to stop a few mins and read it a few times After Circle of Blue enjoying a couple of Very Short Introduction VSI books I was hoping tonjoy this However it was disappointing I gave up half way because it kept dropping terms without introduction g sub gameWhile I agree it is hard to be thorough in short introductory books I think using terms without introducing them by xamples or definiti. Games are Greybeard everywhere Drivers maneuvering in heavy traffic are playing a driving game Bargain hunters bidding onBay are playing an auctioning game The supermarket's price for corn flakes is decided by playing an Sleepless Nights in the Procrustean Bed (I.O. Evans Studies in the Philosophy Criticism of Literature 5) economic game This Very Short Introduction offers a succinct tour of the fascinating world of game theory a ground breaking field that analyzes how to play games in a rational way Ken Bin a renowned game theoristxplains the theory in a way that is both The Manhattan Memoirs entertaining and non mathematical yet also deeply insightful revealing how game theory can shed light onverythi. On not for short introductory books is worst kind of mistake in books Now to be fair I might have njoyed other VSI books as I was familiar with terms used in them as opposed to this book however I doubt this was the case as the book does not state any prereuisite knowledge to grok its content Obscure and underwritten for beginners uninteresting for
"Non Beginners Some Of The "beginners Some of the figure illustrations were wrong abolishing any reader trust and confusing the heck out of me for a while Stopped after four chapters If you re looking for a great and accessible introduction to game theory keep looking I will admit my head hurts after this book and no its not a bad thing I will start though by saying that to me mathematics is about numbers and not concepts my line of work and xperience makes me see numbers not symbols or concepts so I will admit that I have had to work at this book But why read something that is hard work well for me the concept is fascinating game theory has been uoted mis interpreted and yes Tarkovsky even abused so many times it was about time to see what it was all about and the Very short introduction book is a great way of achieving that without reducing me to a gibbering wreckThe book tires toxplain the various concepts that go to make up Game Theory without overloading the reader with loads of mathematics wherever possible illustrations are used giving real life Wizard World examples to an idea or concept The book also gives a little bit of history of where the various theories came from both good and bad and shows a little illumination of where the theories have been used This has not been anasy book to read but for me who is notorious for asking too many uestions *at the best of times it helps answer the uestion about why Game Theory is *the best of times it helps answer the uestion about why Game Theory is as being so important and how what can often be seen as a high concept actually does have relevance and Barnum (Vocal Selections) even power in our society today This book is not forveryone and I will admit I will have to return to it to understand it in the future but for maths I did find this accessible and interesting I just need to stop now as my brain is full Pretentious garbage this is what happens when a mathematician tries to write a bookOnly read if you are autistic and think that your The Well-hung Gun (The Squirm Files, entire lifexperience comes down to a game of heads or tails This book certainly does or less what it says on the can you will learn the basics of Game Theory from it On the other hand there is much criticism that could be made of it The tone is patronising. Ng from social gatherings to Powers of Darkness ethical decision making to successful card playing strategies to calculating the sex ratio among bees With mini biographies of many fascinating and occasionallyccentric founders of the subject including John Nash subject of the movie A Beautiful Mind this book offers a concise overview of a cutting Quitter Son Pays edge field that has seen spectacular successes involutionary biology and conomics and is beginning to revolutionize other disciplines from psychology to political scienceAbout the Series Oxford's Very Short Introductions offers concise and origina. .