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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 & Oskar Morgenstern

Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1944. First edition. Fine/Very Good +. A Fine copy of this monumental work in economic theory. Red cloth completely unfaded, appearing unmarked and unused. Retains the original "Corrigenda" slip. In the rare original red dust jacket. Jacket Very Good+ to Near Fine. Chipped at the top of the front and rear panels, a few short, closed tears, but on the whole an excellent example of the jacket (and completely untouched by any repairs). Due to the type of paper used, the jackets became extremely brittle and rarely survive intact (or are marred beyond recognition with restoration). One of the first, cohesive descriptions of "Game Theory," the branch of economics that finds equilibrium points among dynamic actors, with each actor pursuing an independent strategy. Game theory is one of the most important theoretical developments of the twentieth century, with several other disciplines finding applications of its method. Eight Nobel prizes have been awarded for advances and developments of the theory. "The impact of von Neumann's Theory of Games extends far beyond the boundaries of this subject. By his example and through his accomplishments, he opened a broad new channel of two-way communication between mathematics and the social sciences. These sciences were fortunate indeed that one of the most creative mathematicians of the twentieth century concerned himself with some of their fundamental problems and constructed strikingly imaginative and stimulating models with which to attack their problems quantitatively." (Kuhn & Tucker, 'John von Neumann's work in the theory of games and mathematical economics,' Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society 64 (1958), pp. 100-122). Fine in Very Good + dust jacket.

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Theory of games and economic behavior

VON NEUMANN, John and Oskar MORGENSTERN

Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1944. FIRST EDITION. With corrigenda laid in. Original cloth, head an tail of spine very slightly worn, otherwise an excellent copy.

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$4,500.00

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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-in to front free endpaper. Bookseller's ticket on 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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$3,529.00

Theory of Games and Economic Behavior

Von Neumann, John and Oskar Morgenstern

Princeton: Princeton University Press. 1944. First Edition. Cloth, no jacket, near very good with corners slightly bumped, shelf wear and very slight fraying at spine ends, corrigenda pasted to rear endpaper, shallow chip to edge of two leaves, spine slightly rubbed. With the bookplate of mathematician Richard R. Otter, who published an article related to game theory but is better known for work on tree theory. Scarce true first edition of landmark work. .

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$2,000.00

Theory of Games and Economic Behavior [FACSIMILE REPRINT]

John Von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern

Princeton University Press / Karl Grammlich GmbH. Collectible - Like New. Small Quarto . Hardcover Cloth Facsimile Reprint, 1944. . . . Facsimile reprint of the 1944 Princeton edition, reproduced with the highest fidelity to the original. Bound in brown cloth with red title plate along spine, gilt title stamp and the year 1944 along foot of spine. Tome is "fine" in every way. Text clean. Binding excellent. The colophon indicates this as one of 300 copies. . Offered by the Antiquarian, Rare, and Collectible department of Better World Books. Your purchase benefits global literacy programs. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

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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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$205.00

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Theory Of Games And Economic Behavior

Neumann, John Von and Morgenstern, Oskar

Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1947 641pp. Tips and spine ends are lightly bumped and lightly rubbed. Spine is sunned. Boards have some soiling. Former owner book plate inside front board. Top edge has light dust staining. Lower edge has a light stain. Text is unmarked.. Second Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Minus/No Dust Jacket.

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Theory of games and economic behavior,

Von Neumann, John and Oskar Morgenstern

Princeton Univ. Press, 1947-01-01. 2nd edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Princeton University Press, 1947. Second edition. Very good copy. No former owner marks. Partial dust jacket folded into rear of book. The book is considered the groundbreaking text that created the interdisciplinary research field of game theory.The derivation of expected utility from its axioms appeared in the appendix to this Second Edition. Very minor bump to top right corner.

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THEORY OF GAMES AND ECONOMIC BEHAVIOR Paperback – 1964

NEUMANN, JOHN VON & OSKAR MORGENSTERN

Science Editions. Used - Acceptable. Acceptable condition.

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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

John Von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern

Princeton University Press, USA, 1964. Third Edition. Softcover. Good Condition. Size: 8vo Octavo (8 to 9 inches). Binding ok, hinges a little tender.

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Theory of Games and Economic Behavior

John Von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern

Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1947. Second edition. 8vo. 641 pp. Brown cloth. Book condition: Good. Some edgewear to boards and a few spots to fore-edge, rear hinge starting. Pages somewhat age-toned but unmarked.. Hardcover. Good.

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Theory of Games and Economic Theory

Von Neumann, John

New York: Science Editions/ John Wiley & Sons. Softcover. 5 1/4 x 8" Economics Ex LIb GOOD/NO JACKET. Ex library book. Softcover rebound as hardcover. Classic book on economic game theory. Slightly tanned at page edges, but clean and square. . Good. 1964. 3rd Edition.

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$15.00