Von Neumann, Morgenstern, and the creation of game theory :
from chess to social science, 1900--1960 /
|Main Creator:||Leonard, Robert, 1962-|
|Published / Created:||
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
|Edition:||1st paperback edition.|
Historical perspectives on modern economics.
First published: 2010.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical description: x, 390 p. : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Table of Contents:
- "The strangest states of mind": chess, psychology and Emanuel Lasker's Kampf
- "Deeply rooted, yet alien" : Hungarian Jews and Mathematicians
- From Budapest to Göttingen: an apprenticeship in modern mathematics
- "The futile search for the perfect formula": Von Neumann's minimax theorem
- Equilibrium on trial: the Austrian interwar critics
- Wrestling with complexity: Wirtschaftsprognose and beyond
- Ethics and the excluded middle: Karl Menger and social science in interwar Vienna
- From austroliberalism to Anschluss: Morgenstern and the Viennese Economists in the 1930's
- Mathematics and the social order: Von Neumann's return to game theory
- Ars combinatoria: creating the Theory of games
- Morgenstern's catharsis
- Von Neumann's war
- Social science and the "present danger": game theory and psychology at the RAND Corporation, 1946