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Theory Of Games and Economic Behavior

By Neumann, John Von and Oskar Morgenstern




Theory of Games and Economic Behavior, published in 1944 by Princeton University Press, is a book by mathematician John von Neumann and economist Oskar Morgenstern which is widely considered the groundbreaking text that created the interdisciplinary research field of game theory. In the introduction of its 60th anniversary commemorative edition from the Princeton University Press, the book is described as "the classic work upon which modern-day game theory is based.


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Theory of games and economic behavior

VON NEUMANN, John and Oskar MORGENSTERN

With corrigenda laid in. Original cloth, head an tail of spine very slightly worn, otherwise an excellent copy.

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Theory of Games and Economic Behavior.

VON NEUMANN, John, & Oskar Morgenstern.

Princeton: Princeton University Press,, 1944. Octavo (235 x 153 mm). Original oatmeal cloth, spine lettered in gilt on a dark red panel, pale red top edge, preserved in a custom made cloth box. List of corrigenda printed on thin paper tipped onto the front free endpaper. Small bookseller's ticket tipped onto the front free endpaper. A very good copy. First edition, first printing, of the groundbreaking text that created the interdisciplinary research field of game theory.

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$3,225.75

THEORY OF GAMES AND ECONOMIC BEHAVIOR

Von Neumann, John and Morgenstern, Oskar

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1947. 642 pp. Original brown cloth covers w/ gilt title on spine. Spine a bit sunned; ends bumped. Modest rubbing to corners. Light foxing to edges of text block and endpapers. Previous owner's name on front blank endpaper. Illust. w/ numerous figures. Contents nice.. Second Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good-/No Dust Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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THEORY OF GAMES AND ECONOMIC BEHAVIOR

JOHN VON & OSKAR MORGENSTERN NEUMANN

SCIENCE EDITIONS. Paperback. Good. We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! j

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Theory of Games and Economic Behavior

John Von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern

Princeton University Press. Paperback. Good. We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! j

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Theory of Games and Economic Behavior, 2nd edition

Von Neumann, John and Oskar Morgenstern

LoCo1: Princeton University Press. 1947. Hardcover. UsedGood. Hardcover, 2nd edition; surplus library copy with the usual stampings; refe rence number removed from spine; fading and shelf wear to exterior; scrape inside front board; otherwise in good condition with clean text, firm bindi ng. .

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Theory of Games and Economic Behavior

John von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern

Princeton, NJ Princeton University Press, 1980. Paperback First Ed thus, so stated. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: light wear to extremities, with a small scuffed area at the upper front corner tip; mild rubbing to wrapper covers; the price has been neatly blocked out at the upper rear panel; some shelf soiling along the bottom edge; fomer owner's rubber stamped name in tiny letters at the upper corner of the front endpaper; binding square and secure; text clean. Structurally and sound and tightly bound, showing minor wear: remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 641pp. First Ed Thus, so stated, following the Third Hardcover Edition of 1953. University Press Paperback. John von Neumann (December 28, 1903 – February 8, 1957) was a Hungarian pure and applied mathematician and polymath. He made major contributions to a number of fields, including mathematics (foundations of mathematics, functional analysis, ergodic theory, geometry, topology, and numerical analysis), physics (quantum mechanics, hydrodynamics, and fluid dynamics), economics (game theory), computer science (Von Neumann architecture, linear programming, self-replicating machines, stochastic computing), and statistics. He was a pioneer of the application of operator theory to quantum mechanics, in the development of functional analysis, a principal member of the Manhattan Project and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton (as one of the few originally appointed), and a key figure in the development of game theory and the concepts of cellular automata, the universal constructor, and the digital computer. Von Neumann's mathematical analysis of the structure of self-replication preceded the discovery of the structure of DNA. In a short list of facts about his life he submitted to the National Academy of Sciences, he stated "The part of my work I consider most essential is that on quantum mechanics, which developed in Göttingen in 1926, and subsequently in Berlin in 1927–1929. Also, my work on various forms of operator theory, Berlin 1930 and Princeton 1935–1939; on the ergodic theorem, Princeton, 1931–1932." Along with Edward Teller and Stanislaw Ulam, von Neumann worked out key steps in the nuclear physics involved in thermonuclear reactions and the hydrogen bomb. Oskar Morgenstern (January 24, 1902 – July 26, 1977) was a German-born economist. He was a prominent member of the Austrian School of Economics before the Second World War and later, in collaboration with mathematician John von Neumann, he founded the mathematical field of game theory and its application to economics. In 1947, John von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern exhibited four relatively modest axioms of "rationality" such that any agent satisfying the axioms has a utility function. That is, they proved that an agent is (VNM-)rational if and only if there exists a real-valued function u defined by possible outcomes such that every preference of the agent is characterized by maximizing the expected value of u, which can then be defined as the agent's VNM-utility (it is unique up to adding a constant and multiplying by a positive scalar). No claim is made that the agent has a "conscious desire" to maximize u, only that u exists. The expected utility hypothesis is that rationality can be modeled as maximizing an expected value, which given the theorem, can be summarized as "rationality is VNM-rationality". VNM-utility is a decision utility in that it is used to describe decision preferences. It is related but not equivalent to so-called E-utilities (experience utilities), notions of utility intended to measure happiness such as that of Bentham's Greatest Happiness Principle.

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THEORY OF GAMES AND ECONOMIC BEHAVIOR

NEUMANN, JOHN VON & OSKAR MORGENSTERN

NY: SCIENCE EDITIONS, 1964. owner's name to ffep, . 2ND. PAPERBACK. VG.

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Theory of Games and Economic Behavior

Morgenstern, Oskar & John Von Neumann

Princeton University Press. Good. 1980. Paperback. 0691003629 . used paperback, with shelfwear, corners bumped, covers worn/creased; binding and pages remain solid, with no marks to text.; 9.26 X 6.26 X 1.36 inches; 648 pages .

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Theory of Games and Economic Behavior

Von Neumann, John and Oskar Morgenstern

John Wiley & Sons Inc. Used - Good. Good condition.

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