JAMES CARSE FINITE AND INFINITE GAMES PDF

If life is a game, how do you play it? The answer will have a huge impact on your choices, your satisfaction, and how you achieve success. James Carse, the Director of Religious Studies at New York University, wrote a book, Finite and Infinite Games , that explores the difference between approaching life as a game with an end, or a game that goes on forever. For starters, what do you do after you win a finite game?

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Carse as he begins this extraordinary book. A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play. But infinite games are more mysterious. Their object is not winning, but ensuring the continuation of play. The rules may change, the boundaries may change, even the participants may change—as long as the game is never allowed to come to an end.

What are infinite games? How do they affect the ways we play our finite games? What are we doing when we play—finitely or infinitely? And how can infinite games affect the ways in which we live our lives? 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. He surveys our world—from the finite games of the playing field and playing board to the infinite games found in culture and religion—leaving all we think we know illuminated and transformed.

Along the way, Carse finds new ways of understanding everything, from how an actress portrays a role to how we engage in sex, from the nature of evil to the nature of science. Finite games, he shows, may offer wealth and status, power and glory, but infinite games offer something far more subtle and far grander. Carse has written a book rich in insight and aphorism.

Already an international literary event, Finite and Infinite Games is certain to be argued about and celebrated for years to come. Reading it is the first step in learning to play the infinite game.

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Finite and Infinite Games by James Carse

Carse as he begins this extraordinary book. A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play. But infinite games are more mysterious. Their object is not winning, but ensuring the continuation of play.

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