Library or Congress Cataloglng-In-Publlcatlon Data. Carse, James P. Finite and infinite games. Includes index. 1. Life. 2. Games-Symbolic aspects. 3. Religion. Finite Games and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility by James P. Carse was definitely an exciting read for me, and if you consider yourself a. quotes from Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility : ‘To be prepared against surprise is to be trained. To be prepared fo.
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More often what one intends to preserve is a public personage, a permanently veiled selfhood. The applications are practically across all domains – sexuality, history, science, wealth, religion, society – and once one understands the concept, it is easy to see how it manifests across everything.
Though I don’t think this weakens his arguments as I found them pretty weak to begin with Or one who looks away and walks off? D 15 minutes ago. To be playful is to allow for possibility whatever the cost to oneself.
Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility
No trivia or quizzes yet. Gajes is why everyone hates moral philosophy professors. And thank’s Kevin Kelly. There is only one infinite game and its only purpose is continuing the play. The example that lay uppermost in my mind is electoral politics: A third case would be as a fugitive.
Fonite appeals only to a certain kind of a person me and others like me who are strongly intellectual in orientation. Or, just buy the book and read it for yourself. For the infinite player in us time is a function of freedom. The parts regarding property and war as societal controls were interesting.
Finite and Infinite Games – James Carse
I will leave out the elisions. A machine is not a way of doing something; it stands in the way of doing something.
All weapons are designed to affect others without affecting ourselves, to make others answerable to the technology in our control. The problem is that this is simply dichotomy view by his arbitrary categorization. I guess I should say, the author is a Professor of the History of Religion, who himself is not a part of any religion.
Still in print and published in a dozen or more languages, the entire first chapter reads: I highlighted a lot of brilliant passages, some of which were: Not surprisingly, the idea behind the title is the most powerful. For one, a combatant will appraise the strengths and weakness of the opponent so as to have a faultless strategy.
Feb 08, David rated it really liked it Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem? Do you want to walk along? While bames on the nature of time and evil, Carse packs into a tiny page book startlingly radical ideas about everything from sexuality and property to war and poetry. Finite and Infinite Games Quotes Showing of View all 4 comments.
But the nature of the game dictates that one is never at ease, always has to question oneself. Please improve this by adding secondary or tertiary sources.
It is infinite play coming to an end in unheard silence. It is freakin’ awesome. It doesn’t care what you do, but only the withered in spirit can be left unchanged.
Finite and Infinite Games Quotes by James P. Carse
infinife Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Except this guy isn’t even one. If you do not truly speak the words that reside entirely in their own sound, carxe can you think that which remains thought or can be translated back into thought. As an example, I will excerpt a discussion of our intended mastery over nature by way of machinery that is, technology to expose a contradictory feature of finite play.
Finite and Infinite Games Quotes
It remains a favourite. They are unscripted and unpredictable; they are the source of true freedom. Or one who lends a hand?
This is a cohesive, deep and philosophical but at the same time practical work, that blends: If your business activities cannot translate into data recognizable by my computer, I can have no business with you. Did President Putin bomb Syrian civilians out a long friendship with Assad, or was it a move to be the Master Player over his corner of the world? The fact that the technology of slaughter at vast distances has become extremely sophisticated does not culturally advance its highly trained operators over club-swinging primitives; it makes complete our blindness to the other that was but rudimentary in the primitive.
This article relies too much on references to primary sources. Carse explores these questions with stunning elegance, teasing out of his distinctions a universe of observation and insight, noting where and why and how we play, finitely and infinitely.