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Jane Austen

Author: Michael Suk-Young Chwe
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Presents the study of how people make choices while interacting with others - is one of the most popular technical approaches in social science today. Exploring a diverse range of literature and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Suk-Young Chwe
ISBN: 0691162441 9780691162447 0691155763 9780691155760 1400846250 9781400846252 1400851335 9781400851331
OCLC Number: 877026944
Description: 304 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface xi Abbreviations xiii CHAPTER ONE The Argument 1 CHAPTER TWO Game Theory in Context 9 * Rational Choice Theory 9 * Game Theory 12 * Strategic Thinking 15 * How Game Theory Is Useful 19 * Criticisms 25 * Game Theory and Literature 30 CHAPTER THREE Folktales and Civil Rights 35 CHAPTER FOUR Flossie and the Fox 43 CHAPTER FIVE Jane Austen's Six Novels 49 *Pride and Prejudice 50 *Sense and Sensibility 54 *Persuasion 60 *Northanger Abbey 67 *Mansfield Park 75 *Emma 86 CHAPTER SIX Austen's Foundations of Game Theory 97 * Choice 97 * Preferences 102 * Revealed Preferences 105 * Names for Strategic Thinking 107 * Strategic Sophomores 111 * Eyes 113 CHAPTER SEVEN Austen's Competing Models 115 * Emotions 115 * Instincts 119 * Habits 121 * Rules 124 * Social Factors 127 * Ideology 128 * Intoxication 130 * Constraints 130 CHAPTER EIGHT Austen on What Strategic Thinking Is Not 133 * Strategic Thinking Is Not Selfish 133 * Strategic Thinking Is Not Moralistic 134 * Strategic Thinking Is Not Economistic 135 * Strategic Thinking Is Not About Winning Inconsequential Games 137 CHAPTER NINE Austen's Innovations 141 * Partners in Strategic Manipulation 141 * Strategizing About Yourself 153 * Preference Change 158 * Constancy 167 CHAPTER TEN Austen on Strategic Thinking's Disadvantages 171 CHAPTER ELEVEN Austen's Intentions 179 CHAPTER TWELVE Austen on Cluelessness 188 * Lack of Natural Ability 188 * Social Distance 198 * Excessive Self-Reference 200 * High-Status People Are Not Supposed to Enter the Minds of Low-Status People 202 * Presumption Sometimes Works 205 * Decisive Blunders 205 CHAPTER THIRTEEN Real-World Cluelessness 211 * Cluelessness Is Easier 211 * Difficulty Embodying Low-Status Others 213 * Investing in Social Status 217 * Improving Your Bargaining Position 219 * Empathy Prevention 224 * Calling People Animals 225 CHAPTER FOURTEEN Concluding Remarks 228 References 235 Index 253
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"Jane Austen, Game Theorist ... is more than the larky scholarly equivalent of 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.'... Mr. Chwe argues that Austen isn't merely fodder for game-theoretical analysis, but Read more...

 
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