Harsanyi, John C.
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Works:  162 works in 350 publications in 6 languages and 2,834 library holdings 

Genres:  Biography 
Roles:  Author, Honoree, Editor, Other 
Classifications:  QA269, 301.15540184 
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Most widely held works about
John C Harsanyi
 Justice, political liberalism, and utilitarianism : themes from Harsanyi and Rawls by Marc Fleurbaey( Book )
 Harsanyi's utilitarian theorem : a simpler proof and some ethical connotations by Peter J Hammond( Book )
 Harsanyt's impartial observer theorem with a restricted domain by Zvi Safra( Book )
 Harsányi János a játékelmélet Nobeldíjasa( Book )
 John C. Harsanyi : May 29, 1920August 9, 2000( Book )
 John Harsanyi : teoria della razionalità by Giulio Giorello( Book )
 Harsanyi values of large economies : nonequivalence to competitive equilibria by Sergiu Hart( )
 Li xing de chen si by Tao Huang( Book )
 Constitutional democracy and social welfare by Dennis C Mueller( Book )
 Three essays on equilibrium selection in games by Jeong Hun Oh( )
 John McDonald papers by John McDonald( )
 Harsanyi, John C. : economics education( )
 Interdependent preferences and the universal type space by Stephanie Hurder( )
 Social contract I : Harsanyi and Rawls by K. G Binmore( Book )
 John C. Harsanyi papers by John C Harsanyi( )
 John C. Harsanyi papers by John C Harsanyi( )
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Most widely held works by
John C Harsanyi
Rational behavior and bargaining equilibrium in games and social situations by
John C Harsanyi(
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41 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
41 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A general theory of equilibrium selection in games by
John C Harsanyi(
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27 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in English and German and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
27 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in English and German and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays on ethics, social behavior, and scientific explanation by
John C Harsanyi(
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20 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When John Harsanyi came to Stanford University as a candidate for the Ph.D., I asked him why he was bothering, since it was most un likely that he had anything to learn from us. He was already a known scho lar; in addition to some papers in economics, the first two papers in this vol ume had already been published and had dazzled me by their originality and their combination of philosophical insight and technical competence. However, I am very glad I did not discourage him; whether he learned any thing worthwhile I don't know, but we all learned much from him on the foundations of the theory of games and specifically on the outcome of bar gaining. The central focus of Harsanyi's work has continued to be in the theory of games, but especially on the foundations and conceptual problems. The theory of games, properly understood, is a very broad approach to social interaction based on individually rational behavior, and it connects closely with fundamental methodological and substantive issues in social science and in ethics. An indication of the range of Harsanyi's interest in game the ory can be found in the first paper of Part B though in fact his owncontri butions are much broaderand in the second paper the applications to the methodology of social science. The remaining papers in that section show more specifically the richness of game theory in specific applications
20 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When John Harsanyi came to Stanford University as a candidate for the Ph.D., I asked him why he was bothering, since it was most un likely that he had anything to learn from us. He was already a known scho lar; in addition to some papers in economics, the first two papers in this vol ume had already been published and had dazzled me by their originality and their combination of philosophical insight and technical competence. However, I am very glad I did not discourage him; whether he learned any thing worthwhile I don't know, but we all learned much from him on the foundations of the theory of games and specifically on the outcome of bar gaining. The central focus of Harsanyi's work has continued to be in the theory of games, but especially on the foundations and conceptual problems. The theory of games, properly understood, is a very broad approach to social interaction based on individually rational behavior, and it connects closely with fundamental methodological and substantive issues in social science and in ethics. An indication of the range of Harsanyi's interest in game the ory can be found in the first paper of Part B though in fact his owncontri butions are much broaderand in the second paper the applications to the methodology of social science. The remaining papers in that section show more specifically the richness of game theory in specific applications
Papers in game theory by
John C Harsanyi(
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15 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume contains twelve of my gametheoretical papers, published in the period of 195680. It complements my Essays on Ethics, Social Behavior, and Scientific Explanation, Reidel, 1976, and my Rational Behavior and Bargaining Equilibrium in Games and Social Situations, Cambridge University Press, 1977. These twelve papers deal with a wide range of gametheoretical problems. But there is a common intellectual thread going though all of them: they are all parts of an attempt to generalize and combine various gametheoretical solution concepts into a unified solution theory yielding onepoint solutions for both cooperative and noncooperative games, and covering even such 'nonclassical' games as games with incomplete information. SECTION A The first three papers deal with bargaining models. The first one discusses Nash's twoperson bargaining solution and shows its equivalence with Zeuthen's bargaining theory. The second considers the rationality postulates underlying the NashZeuthen theory and defends it against Schelling's objections. The third extends the Shapley value to games without transferable utility and proposes a solution concept that is at the same time a generaliza tion of the Shapley value and of the Nash bargaining solution
15 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume contains twelve of my gametheoretical papers, published in the period of 195680. It complements my Essays on Ethics, Social Behavior, and Scientific Explanation, Reidel, 1976, and my Rational Behavior and Bargaining Equilibrium in Games and Social Situations, Cambridge University Press, 1977. These twelve papers deal with a wide range of gametheoretical problems. But there is a common intellectual thread going though all of them: they are all parts of an attempt to generalize and combine various gametheoretical solution concepts into a unified solution theory yielding onepoint solutions for both cooperative and noncooperative games, and covering even such 'nonclassical' games as games with incomplete information. SECTION A The first three papers deal with bargaining models. The first one discusses Nash's twoperson bargaining solution and shows its equivalence with Zeuthen's bargaining theory. The second considers the rationality postulates underlying the NashZeuthen theory and defends it against Schelling's objections. The third extends the Shapley value to games without transferable utility and proposes a solution concept that is at the same time a generaliza tion of the Shapley value and of the Nash bargaining solution
Game theory, experience, rationality : foundations of social sciences, economics and ethics : in honor of John C. Harsanyi by
Werner Leinfellner(
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10 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume collects outstanding contributions to the theory of games, the theory of gametheoretical rationality, and their applications. 27 articles present the new situation and the recent advances in game theory after the award of the Nobel Prize in economics and especially in game theory to John F. Nash, John C. Harsanyi, and Reinhard Selten. Two of them, Harsanyi and Selten, have contributed leading articles to this volume. In utility and game theory, the question of which rationality governs their methods and the behavior of the agents as well has emerged as one of the most exciting new conceptual foundations of all social sciences. The main aim of this book is to find an answer to this problem. Do we have to give up our belief in the traditional form of deductive and linear rationality in the social sciences in favor of probabilistic and stochastic methods? Which kind of rationality do we, and should we, use when we attempt to practically solve societal problems and conflicts? Quite a few articles in this book address these questions. The consequences of a new, multifaceted rationality, which is going to shake the traditional foundation of game theory, decision theory, and utility theory, and, finally, the social sciences in their entirety, are discussed in depth in seven chapters and a preface: ̀Rationality and the Foundations of the Social Sciences,' ̀Cooperation and Rationality,' ̀Rationality and Economics,' ̀Bayesian Theory and Rationality,' ̀Evolution and Evolutionary Game Theory,' ̀Ethics and Game Theory,' and ̀Applications of Game Theory'. The contributors include economists, utility and decision theorists, psychologists, sociologists, physicists, philosophers of sciences and probability theorists. They attempt to make their contributions accessible to a wide audience. The book will interest researchers, teachers and advanced students in the abovementioned disciplines; it can be used for a onesemester course on the graduate level. The volume also includes a review section focusing on recent publications on Logical Empiricism and its influence. An autobiographical report on the Vienna Circle by Arne Naess follows the main part of the Yearbook. An overview of the activities of the Institute Vienna Circle 1997/98 concludes the volume
10 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume collects outstanding contributions to the theory of games, the theory of gametheoretical rationality, and their applications. 27 articles present the new situation and the recent advances in game theory after the award of the Nobel Prize in economics and especially in game theory to John F. Nash, John C. Harsanyi, and Reinhard Selten. Two of them, Harsanyi and Selten, have contributed leading articles to this volume. In utility and game theory, the question of which rationality governs their methods and the behavior of the agents as well has emerged as one of the most exciting new conceptual foundations of all social sciences. The main aim of this book is to find an answer to this problem. Do we have to give up our belief in the traditional form of deductive and linear rationality in the social sciences in favor of probabilistic and stochastic methods? Which kind of rationality do we, and should we, use when we attempt to practically solve societal problems and conflicts? Quite a few articles in this book address these questions. The consequences of a new, multifaceted rationality, which is going to shake the traditional foundation of game theory, decision theory, and utility theory, and, finally, the social sciences in their entirety, are discussed in depth in seven chapters and a preface: ̀Rationality and the Foundations of the Social Sciences,' ̀Cooperation and Rationality,' ̀Rationality and Economics,' ̀Bayesian Theory and Rationality,' ̀Evolution and Evolutionary Game Theory,' ̀Ethics and Game Theory,' and ̀Applications of Game Theory'. The contributors include economists, utility and decision theorists, psychologists, sociologists, physicists, philosophers of sciences and probability theorists. They attempt to make their contributions accessible to a wide audience. The book will interest researchers, teachers and advanced students in the abovementioned disciplines; it can be used for a onesemester course on the graduate level. The volume also includes a review section focusing on recent publications on Logical Empiricism and its influence. An autobiographical report on the Vienna Circle by Arne Naess follows the main part of the Yearbook. An overview of the activities of the Institute Vienna Circle 1997/98 concludes the volume
A new solution concept for both cooperative and noncooperative games : John C. Harsanyi. Experimentelle Wirtschaftsforschung by
John C Harsanyi(
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6 editions published in 1979 in 3 languages and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published in 1979 in 3 languages and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rational interaction : essays in honor of John C. Harsanyi by
Reinhard Selten(
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6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The unifying theme of the 23 contributions to this book is the social interaction of rational individuals. The work of John C. Harsanyi on game theory, social choice, and the philosophy of science finds an echo in these essays. Contributions by well known game theorists and economists present a great variety of stimulating theoretical investigations. Part I contains six papers on noncooperative game theory written by Maschler, Owen, Myerson, Peleg, Rosenmüller, Hart and MasCollel. Part II with three contributions by Kalei, Samet, van Damme, d'Aspremont, and GérardVaret is devoted to the use of noncooperative game theory in the analysis of problems of mechanism design. Basic questions of noncooperative game theory are discussed in three essays by Güth, Hardin, and Sugden in Part III. Applied game models are discussed in three papers by Friedman, Selten, and Shubik in Part IV. Problems of social choice are investigated in Part V which deals with utilitarianism and related topics in five contributions by Hammond, Binmore, Arrow, Roemer, and Broome. Finally, Part VI contains three papers: an interdisciplinary comparison of physics and economics by Samuelson, a methodological essay by Brock, and an appraisal of the work of John C. Harsanyi
6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The unifying theme of the 23 contributions to this book is the social interaction of rational individuals. The work of John C. Harsanyi on game theory, social choice, and the philosophy of science finds an echo in these essays. Contributions by well known game theorists and economists present a great variety of stimulating theoretical investigations. Part I contains six papers on noncooperative game theory written by Maschler, Owen, Myerson, Peleg, Rosenmüller, Hart and MasCollel. Part II with three contributions by Kalei, Samet, van Damme, d'Aspremont, and GérardVaret is devoted to the use of noncooperative game theory in the analysis of problems of mechanism design. Basic questions of noncooperative game theory are discussed in three essays by Güth, Hardin, and Sugden in Part III. Applied game models are discussed in three papers by Friedman, Selten, and Shubik in Part IV. Problems of social choice are investigated in Part V which deals with utilitarianism and related topics in five contributions by Hammond, Binmore, Arrow, Roemer, and Broome. Finally, Part VI contains three papers: an interdisciplinary comparison of physics and economics by Samuelson, a methodological essay by Brock, and an appraisal of the work of John C. Harsanyi
L'utilitarismo by
John C Harsanyi(
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5 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in Italian and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in Italian and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John C. Harsanyi, John F. Nash Jr., Reinhard Selten, Robert J. Aumann and Thomas C. Schelling by
Howard R Vane(
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1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Utilities, preferences, and substantive goods by
John C Harsanyi(
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7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nonlinear social welfare functions, or Do welfare economists have a special exemption from Bayesian rationality? by
John C Harsanyi(
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4 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The tracing procedure : a Bayesian approach to defining a solution for nperson noncooperative games by
John C Harsanyi(
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5 editions published in 1974 in 3 languages and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 1974 in 3 languages and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gametheoretic models of cooperation and conflict by
John P Mayberry(
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3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Magyar szabadsagharcosok a Fasizmus ellen; dokumentumok a magyar antifasiszta ellenallasi mozgalom torenetebol, 19411945 by
John C Harsanyi(
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9 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in Hungarian and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
9 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in Hungarian and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A general theory of equilibrium selection in games by
John C Harsanyi(
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5 editions published in 1984 in English and German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 1984 in English and German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A noncooperative solution theory with cooperative applications by
John C Harsanyi(
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3 editions published in 1980 in English and German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1980 in English and German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A general theory of equilibrium selection in games by
John C Harsanyi(
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3 editions published in 1980 in English and German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1980 in English and German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The tracing procedure : a Bayesian approach to defining a solution for nperson noncooperative games by
John C Harsanyi(
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4 editions published in 1974 in German and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 1974 in German and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A further note on Rawls's theory by
John C Harsanyi(
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3 editions published in 1974 in 3 languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1974 in 3 languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A noncooperative solution theory with cooperative applications by
John C Harsanyi(
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2 editions published in 1980 in German and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1980 in German and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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