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Binmore, K. G. 1940-

Works: 224 works in 850 publications in 10 languages and 17,678 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Creator, Publishing director, Author of introduction
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by K. G Binmore
Game theory : a very short introduction by K. G Binmore( )

45 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 2,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Games are everywhere: Drivers maneuvering in heavy traffic are playing a driving game. Bargain hunters bidding on eBay are playing an auctioning game. The supermarket's price for corn flakes is decided by playing an economic game. This Very Short Introduction offers a succinct tour of the fascinating world of game theory, a ground-breaking field that analyzes how to play games in a rational way. Ken Binmore, a renowned game theorist, explains the theory in a way that is both entertaining and non-mathematical yet also deeply insightful, revealing how game theory can shed light on everything from social gatherings, to ethical decision-making, to successful card-playing strategies, to calculating the sex ratio among bees. With mini-biographies of many fascinating, and occasionally eccentric, founders of the subject-including John Nash, subject of the movie A Beautiful Mind-this book offers a concise overview of a cutting-edge field that has seen spectacular successes in evolutionary biology and economics, and is beginning to revolutionize other disciplines from psychology to political science
Does game theory work? : the bargaining challenge by K. G Binmore( )

17 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume brings together all of Ken Binmore's influential experimental papers on bargaining along with newly written commentary in which Binmore discusses the underlying game theory and addresses the criticism leveled at it by behavioral economists."--Jacket
Rational decisions by K. G Binmore( )

30 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book is a wide-ranging exploration of standard theories of choice and belief under risk and uncertainty. Ken Binmore discusses the various philosophical attitudes related to the nature of probability and offers resolutions to paradoxes believed to hinder further progress. In arguing that the Bayesian approach to knowledge is inadequate in a large world, Binmore proposes an extension to Bayesian decision theory - allowing the idea of a mixed strategy in game theory to be expanded to a larger set of what Binmore refers to as "muddled" strategies."--Jacket
Game theory and the social contract by K. G Binmore( )

35 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 1,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematical analysis : a straightforward approach by K. G Binmore( )

46 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Real numbers; Continuum property; Natural numbers; Convergent sequences; Subsequences; Series; Functions; Limits of functions; Differentiation; Mean value theorems; Monotone functions; Integration; Power series; Trigonometric functions; The gamma function; Vectors
Game theory and the social contract by K. G Binmore( )

23 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 1,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this second volume the author unveils his own controversial theory, which abandons the metaphysics of Immanuel Kant for the naturalistic approach to mortality of David Hume. According to this viewpoint, a fairness norm is a convention that evolved to co-ordinate behaviour on an equalibrium of a society's Game of Life. This approach allows the author to mount an evolutionary defence of Rawls' original position that escapes the utilitarian conclusions that follow when orthodox reasoning is applied with the traditional assumptions. Using ideas borrowed from the theory of bargaining and repeat games, the author is led instead to a form of egalitarianism that vindicates the intuitions that led Rawls to write his "Theory of Justice". Written for an interdisciplinary audience, the book aims to offer a panoramic tour through a range of insights that game theory brings to anthropology, biology, economics, philosophy and psychology
Natural justice by K. G Binmore( Book )

31 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In pursuing this point, the book proposes a naturalistic reinterpretation of John Rawls' original position that reconciles his egalitarian theory of justice with John Harsanyi's utilitarian theory by identifying the environment appropriate to each."--Jacket
Playing for real : a text on game theory by K. G Binmore( Book )

36 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Game theory makes sense of a wide variety of human interactions, as Ken Binmore demonstrates in Playing for Real with a range of examples and applications. This new book is a replacement for Binmore's previous game theory textbook, Fun and Games. It is a lighthearted introduction to game theory suitable for advanced undergraduate students or beginning graduate students. It aims to answer three questions: What is game theory? How is game theory applied? Why is game theory right? It is the only book that tackles all three questions seriously without getting heavily mathematical."--Jacket
Fun and games : a text on game theory by K. G Binmore( Book )

33 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and French and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cet ouvrage couvre la totalité de la théorie des jeux non coopératifs, en particulier : les jeux à somme nulle ; les jeux à information parfaite et complète ; les jeux à information complète et imparfaite ; les jeux répétés ; les jeux à information incomplète. De plus, il aborde des domaines ou des thèmes tels que le marchandage, les jeux d'évolution, la connaissance commune et le poker, qui ne sont généralement pas traités dans des manuels comparables. L'ouvrage présente un grand caractère pédagogique et est parsemé de nombreux rappels de mathématiques ou de théorie des probabilités. C'est ce qui explique qu'il s'adresse aussi bien aux étudiants des premiers cycles de diverses disciplines (économie, gestion, sciences politiques ou sociales, mathématiques) ainsi qu'à ceux des deuxièmes cycles en gestion et en économie."--Page 4 de la couv
Calculus by K. G Binmore( Book )

49 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second edition of a text for a course on calculus of functions of several variables begins with basics of matrices and vectors and a chapter recalling the important points of the theory in one dimension. It then introduces partial derivatives via functions of two variables and then extends the discussion to more than two variables. This pattern is repeated throughout the book, with two variables being used as a springboard for the more general case. The book distinguishes itself from the competition with its introduction of elementary difference equations, including the use of the difference operator, as well as differential equations and complex numbers. It overcomes the difficulty of visualizing curves and surfaces from equations with the use of many computer graphics in full color, and it contains more than 250 exercises. With applications to economics and an emphasis on practical problem-solving in the sciences rather than the proof of formal theorems, this text should provide excellent motivation to students
The foundations of analysis : a straightforward introduction by K. G Binmore( Book )

38 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and Spanish and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In elementary introductions to mathematical analysis, the treatment of the logical and algebraic foundations of the subject is necessarily rather skeletal. This book attempts to flesh out the bones of such treatment by providing an informal but systematic account of the foundations of mathematical analysis written at an elementary level. This book is entirely self-contained but, as indicated above, it will be of most use to university or college students who are taking, or who have taken, an introductory course in analysis. Such a course will not automatically cover all the material dealt with in this book and so particular care has been taken to present the material in a manner which makes it suitable for self-study. In a particular, there are a large number of examples and exercises and, where necessary, hints to the solutions are provided. This style of presentation, of course, will also make the book useful for those studying the subject independently of taught course
Game theory and the social contract by K. G Binmore( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Game Theory and the Social Contract, Ken Binmore argues that game theory provides a systematic tool for investigating ethical matters. His reinterpretation of classical social contract ideas within a game-theoretic framework generates new insights into the fundamental questions of social philosophy. He clears the way for this ambitious endeavor by first focusing on foundational issues - paying particular attention to the failings of recent attempts to import game - theoretic ideas into social and political philosophy. Binmore shows how ideas drawn from the classic expositions of Harsanyi and Rawls produce a synthesis that is consistent with the modern theory of noncooperative games. In the process, he notes logical weaknesses in other analyses of social cooperation and coordination, such as those offered by Rousseau, Kant, Gauthier, and Nozick. He persuasively argues that much of the current literature elaborates a faulty analysis of an irrelevant game." Publisher's description
The Economics of bargaining by K. G Binmore( Book )

25 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic organizations as games by K. G Binmore( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frontiers of game theory( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These 17 contributions take up the most recent research in game theory, reflecting the many diverse approachs in the field today. They are classified in five general categories: prediction, explanation, investigation, description, and prescription - and within these along applied and theoretical divisions. The introduction lays out this framework
Decision Space Multidimensional Utility Analysis by Paul Weirich( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on the foundations of game theory by K. G Binmore( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution and rationality : decisions, co-operation and strategic behaviour by Samir Okasha( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume explores from multiple perspectives the subtle and interesting relationship between the theory of rational choice and Darwinian evolution. In rational choice theory, agents are assumed to make choices that maximize their utility; in evolution, natural selection 'chooses' between phenotypes according to the criterion of fitness maximization. So there is a parallel between utility in rational choice theory and fitness in Darwinian theory. This conceptual link between fitness and utility is mirrored by the interesting parallels between formal models of evolution and rational choice. The essays in this volume, by leading philosophers, economists, biologists and psychologists, explore the connection between evolution and rational choice in a number of different contexts, including choice under uncertainty, strategic decision making and pro-social behaviour. They will be of interest to students and researchers in philosophy of science, evolutionary biology, economics and psychology"--
Mathematics in economics : models and methods by Adam Ostaszewski( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Algebra elemental. Matrices y vectores. Funciones. Equilibrio. Cálculo elemental. Diferenciación parcial. Teorema de Taylor. Optimización en dos variables. Ecuaciones diferenciales
Playing fair by K. G Binmore( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Game theory : a very short introduction
Does game theory work? : the bargaining challengeRational decisionsGame theory and the social contractMathematical analysis : a straightforward approachGame theory and the social contractNatural justicePlaying for real : a text on game theoryFun and games : a text on game theory
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