Finite and Infinite Games

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Random House Publishing Group, 1997 - Philosophy - 180 pages
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A fascinating meditation on life as a contest of games to be completed and games to be continued--and on what lies beyond winning and losing.

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User Review  - dazzyj - LibraryThing

A profound book which has changed the way I look at everything. I suspect that some of the changes will be permanent. (I agree with dogrover that he overuses chiasmus though.) Read full review

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User Review  - skrauter - LibraryThing

Carse has a bias, does use loaded words. Then, there is his concept of being able to walk off the playing field rather than engaging in a "game." Each person can get conscious of whether the ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

James P. Carse is Professor Emeritus of history and literature of religion at New York University. A winner of the University's Great Teacher Award, he is author of "The Religious Case Against Belief" (2008) and "Breakfast at the Victory: The Mysticism of Ordinary Experience" (1994). Carse lives in New York City and Massachusetts.

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