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Game, Set, and Graph (2018)


In the twentieth century the theory of games was transformed. It began as an amusing pastime, and ended as a major branch of mathematical research and a key paradigm of economic theory. Here it will be argued that the transformation was the result of the work of mathematicians, such as Ernst Zermelo, John von Neumann and Dénes Kőnig, who also contributed to two other areas of mathematics that were emerging at the same time: the theory of sets and the theory of graphs.

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Authors & Contributors
Moore, Gregory H.
Peckhaus, Volker
Badesa, Calixto
Bruin, Boudewijn de
Cassinet, Jean
Ebbinghaus, Heinz-Dieter
Historia Mathematica
History and Philosophy of Logic
VIET: Voprosy Istorii Estestvoznaniia i Tekhniki
Archive for History of Exact Sciences
Journal of Philosophical Logic
Journal of the History of Ideas
Cambridge University Press
University of Toronto
University of Chicago Press
Set theory
Game theory
Social sciences
Discipline formation
Zermelo, Ernst
Von Neumann, John
Morgenstern, Oskar
Hilbert, David
Borel, Felix Édouard Émile
Cantor, Georg Ferdinand Ludwig
Time Periods
20th century
20th century, early
19th century
20th century, late
United States
Warsaw (Poland)

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