Playing for Keeps

Science  13 Oct 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5490, pp. 281
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5490.281

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Game Theory Evolving A Problem-Centered Introduction to Modeling Strategic Interaction. Herbert Gintis. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2000. 567 pp. $55, £35. ISBN 0-691-00942-2. Paper, $29.95, £18.95. ISBN 0-691-00943-0.

Gintis, an economist, offers game theory as a tool kit for exploring behavior in a wide range of social situations. His text shows how the approach has challenged the concept of rationality.