Jane Austen, Game Theorist

Jane Austen, Game Theorist

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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, Jane Austen explored game theory's core ideas in her six novels roughly two hundred years ago, showing 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.--Book jacket flap.
Publisher: Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton Univesrsity Press, [2013], ©2013
ISBN: 9780691155760
Branch Call Number: 823.009 Aus
Description: xii, 272 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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Austen used game theory in her novels long before the idea hit the social science scene in the 20th century.

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