HARSANYI, John C. - SELTEN, Reinhard (ed.)

Rational Interaction.

Essays in Honor of John C. Harsanyi. With 25 figures.

Berlin: Springer Verlag, 1992 Stock Code: 126450
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Inscribed by Horace "Woody" Brock

First edition, affectionately inscribed by Horace "Woody" Brock, the founder and president of Strategic Economic Decisions and the only contributor to this volume of essays personally thanked in the preface by editor Reinhard Selten: "I am deeply indebted to Horace W. Brock. His active support was extremely valuable. The results of my editorial efforts should partly be attributed to him". Gifting the book to his aunt, Brock writes "Aunt Jane - My father stressed that it was important to identify early in life whose respect one wants to gain. In my case, you are one such person. So are my colleagues John Hansanyi and Reinhard Selten. As of last month, they now have their Nobel Prizes, both. You don't even need one, in my eyes" in green ink to the front free endpaper, dated November 1994. Brock's paper is entitled "Game Theory, Symmetry, and Scientific Discovery" (pp. 391-418), and is joined by notable contributions from game theorists and economists such as Kenneth J. Arrow (Brock's supervisor at Stanford) and Paul A. Samuelson, followed by an appraisal of the work of Hungarian-American economist John Harsanyi, who was a a co-recipient along with John Nash and Reinhard Selten of the 1994 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.

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Octavo. Original grey boards, spine and front cover lettered in white and yellow.


Spine ends and corners lightly rubbed, else a near-fine copy.


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