Book Club: Thomas Schelling's "The Strategy of Conflict"

post by Optimization Process · 2023-06-01T15:29:36.135Z · ? · GW · 1 comments

"The Strategy of Conflict" is an exploration of basic-ish game theory, with a focus on nonzero-sum games and frequent applications to the Cold War.

As somebody who thought he already knew basic-ish game theory quite well, I still found this book very well worth reading, thought-provoking and full of insights.

This meeting will cover Parts I and II ("Elements of the Theory of Strategy" and "A Reorientation of Game Theory"), the ~170 pages I found most insight-rich.



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comment by Optimization Process · 2023-06-17T20:56:49.639Z · ? · GW

Update: the library is unexpectedly closed due to staffing issues. The event is now at Fuel Coffee, one block south and across the street.