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Von Neumann, Morgenstern, and the creation of game theory

Robert Leonard

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Published
**2010** by Cambridge University Press in New York .

Written in English

- Von Neumann, John, -- 1903-1957,
- Morgenstern, Oskar, -- 1902-1977,
- Game theory -- History

**Edition Notes**

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statement | Robert Leonard. |

Series | Historical perspectives on modern economics |

Classifications | |
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LC Classifications | HB144 .L46 2010 |

The Physical Object | |

Pagination | p. cm. |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL23712621M |

ISBN 10 | 9780521562669 |

LC Control Number | 2009034837 |

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Game theory is one of the most important theoretical developments of the twentieth century, with several other disciplines finding applications of its method. Eight Nobel prizes have been awarded for advances and developments of the theory.

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Economist Oskar Morgenstern is best known as the co-developer, with mathematician John von Neumann, of game. John von Neumann, Hungarian-born American mathematician.

Von Neumann grew from child prodigy to one of the world’s foremost mathematicians by his mid-twenties. He pioneered game theory and, along with Alan Turing and Claude Shannon, was one of the conceptual inventors of the stored-program digital computer.It historically dates back to the Talmud and Sun Tzu's writings.

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I'll summarize the main ideas and my opinions. This was also the book that introduced the VNM theorem about decision-theoretic utility. They presented it as an improvement on "indifference curves", which apparently was .