Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility. James Carse. Ballantyne Books.




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James Carse
Ballantyne Books
August 12, 1987
Paperback
192
9780345341846

Finite games are the familiar contests of everyday life, the games we play in business and politics, in the bedroom and on the battlefield – games with winners and losers, a beginning and an end. Infinite games are more mysterious – and ultimately more rewarding. They are unscripted and unpredictable; they are the source of true freedom.

In this elegant and compelling work, James Carse explores what these games mean, and what they can mean to you. He offers stunning new insights into the nature of property and power, of culture and community, of sexuality and self-discovery. He takes you down a road you have never traveled before, and he opens the door to a world of infinite delight and possibility.

James P. Carse is Professor of Religion at New York University. A winner of the University’s a Great Teacher Award, he is author of Death and Existence: a Conceptual History of Human Mortality and The Silence of God: Meditations on Prayer. Carse lives in New York City.