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Contents Introduction 1 Smith¿s Hand Searching for the Code of Nature 2 von Neumann¿s Games Game theory¿s origins 3 Nash¿s Equilibrium Game theory¿s foundation 4 Smith¿s Strategies Evolution, altruism, and cooperation 5 Freud¿s Dream Games and the brain 6 Seldon¿s Solution Game theory, culture, and human nature 7 Quetelet¿s Statistics and Maxwell¿s Molecules Statistics and society, statistics and physics 8 Bacon¿s Links Networks, society, and games 9 Asimov¿s Vision Psychohistory, or sociophysics? 10 Meyer¿s Penny Quantum fun and games 11 Pascal¿s Wager Games, probability, information, and ignorance Epilogue Appendix: Calculating a Nash Equilibrium Further Reading Notes
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