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The Resource Jane Austen, game theorist, Michael Suk-Young Chwe

Jane Austen, game theorist, Michael Suk-Young Chwe

Label
Jane Austen, game theorist
Title
Jane Austen, game theorist
Statement of responsibility
Michael Suk-Young Chwe
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Game theory--the study of how people make choices while interacting with others--is one of the most popular technical approaches in social science today. But as Michael Chwe reveals in his insightful new book, Jane Austen explored game theory's core ideas in her six novels roughly two hundred years ago. Jane Austen, Game Theorist shows how this beloved writer theorized choice and preferences, prized strategic thinking, argued that jointly strategizing with a partner is the surest foundation for intimacy, and analyzed why superiors are often strategically clueless about inferiors. With a diverse range of literature and folktales, this book illustrates the wide relevance of game theory and how, fundamentally, we are all strategic thinkers. Although game theory's mathematical development began in the Cold War 1950s, Chwe finds that game theory has earlier subversive historical roots in Austen's novels and in "folk game theory" traditions, including African American folktales. Chwe makes the case that these literary forebears are game theory's true scientific predecessors. He considers how Austen in particular analyzed "cluelessness"--The conspicuous absence of strategic thinking--and how her sharp observations apply to a variety of situations, including U.S. military blunders in Iraq and Vietnam. Jane Austen, Game Theorist brings together the study of literature and social science in an original and surprising way."--
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Publisher's website
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chwe, Michael Suk-Young
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Austen, Jane
  • Austen, Jane
  • Austen, Jane
  • Andrae, A
  • Game theory in literature
  • Game theory
  • Rational choice theory
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Game theory in literature
  • Rational choice theory
  • Zwischenmenschliche Beziehung
  • Spieltheorie
Label
Jane Austen, game theorist, Michael Suk-Young Chwe
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The argument -- Game theory in context -- Folktales and civil rights -- Flossie and the fox -- Jane Austen's six novels -- Austen's foundations of game theory -- Austen's competing models -- Austen on what strategic thinking is not -- Austen's innovations -- Austen on strategic thinking's disadvantages -- Austen's intentions -- Austen on cluelessness -- Real-world cluelessness -- Concluding remarks -- Afterword to the paperback edition
Control code
ocn839305275
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400846252
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400851331
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt22nvb8
  • 2114dbd2-9105-4471-a50e-aedae107ffd9
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)839305275
Label
Jane Austen, game theorist, Michael Suk-Young Chwe
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The argument -- Game theory in context -- Folktales and civil rights -- Flossie and the fox -- Jane Austen's six novels -- Austen's foundations of game theory -- Austen's competing models -- Austen on what strategic thinking is not -- Austen's innovations -- Austen on strategic thinking's disadvantages -- Austen's intentions -- Austen on cluelessness -- Real-world cluelessness -- Concluding remarks -- Afterword to the paperback edition
Control code
ocn839305275
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400846252
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400851331
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt22nvb8
  • 2114dbd2-9105-4471-a50e-aedae107ffd9
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)839305275

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