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
  • 1960.