Finite and Infinite Games has ratings and reviews. This book, along with James Carse’s, The Religious Case Against Belief, The Inner Game of. Library or Congress Cataloglng-In-Publlcatlon Data. Carse, James P. Finite and infinite games. Includes index. 1. Life. 2. Games-Symbolic aspects. 3. Religion. It’s an oddly written, extremely concise, very thought-provoking book. It definitely needs to be re-read times. Make sure you’re thinking on the plane of infinite.

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The logic of work is the logic of winners and losers, of success and failure. Anc is a spiritual person but not a theist, rather like myself. Carse’s book is the one I would choose to purchase in bulk and hand to everyo I bought this book in and tried to read it, but without much success. I’m also convinced that the value of aphorisms has little to do with the aphorism itself, or whether it’s being employed ahd a good or bad actor, but Five stars implies that I agree with everything in this book, which is not how I use stars.

Reading it is the first step in learning to play the infinite game.

But the inflnite of the game dictates that one is never at ease, always has to question oneself. Finite games are theatrical, necessitating an audience; infinite ones are dramatic, involving participants Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


I hadn’t had time to actually read the book before I gave my talk, but as soon as work allowed, I bought and read the book, and found it even more intriguing and delightful than my second-hand impression of jame from Dr.

Education discovers an increasing richness in the past, because it sees what is unfinished there. Infinite Games, on the other hand, are more open and less defined.

Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility by James P. Carse

It is a well-written, concise, model for viewing human behavior. Csrse can make the book difficult to parse; I found it useful to pause and think of my own real-world instances to make sure I stayed on track. Continually pushing my personal horizons, Carse reminds me of what I often choose to forget: Brexit, for example will have repercussions in the United States and vice versa.

A true Master Player completes a game only for the theater of it. It lay on a bookshelf for fifteen years until one sleepless night when I picked it up and thought to try again.

If I touch you, I must be strong.

Please improve this by adding secondary or tertiary sources. Price may vary by retailer. It was one of the happiest discoveries of my life.

It is not cancer that makes me ill. In thinking you cast thoughts beyond jamess, surrendering them to that which they cannot be.

If this is done perfectly, there is basically no game at all, merely the appearance of one.


Finite and Infinite Games

This is a cohesive, deep and philosophical but at the same time practical work, that blends: He offers stunning new insights into the nature of property gamrs power, of culture and community, of sexuality and self-discovery, opening the door to a world of infinite delight and possibility.

Occasionally I had to try several infinte I found one that allowed me to decide I understood what he was getting at. It is finnite to see who wins. It remains a favourite. I listen to someone on the radio, drive to visit a friend, compute business transactions. I feel that the tension between these two basic dispositions traverses my whole personal biography.

Certainly the price for refusing it is high, but that there is a price at all points to the fact that oppressors themselves acknowledge that even the weakest of their subjects must agree to be oppressed.

Finite and Infinite Games

He often inverts language in strange ways: You can almost hear him getting carried away by the rhythm Carse does not try to convince the reader of his philosophy. I like to visualize this philosophy innfinite more than just “thinking outside the box. Use Finite and Infinite Games in your next sticky issue to: