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Great Idea, terrible delivery,
This review is from: Finite and Infinite Games (Mass Market Paperback)
This book had so much potential, and it is very frustrating how much it failed to deliver. There is a place for the pointlessly abstract; University... But to the lay audience, some will be needlessly confused, and others will make this into a holy text, one which they won't entirely understand but still proclaim their belief in.
As an example, the sections that parrot Heidegger take the worst elements of Heidegger's language and none of his subtleness of thought.
The notion of an infinite/finite game is one with a long history (The Stoics!) but Carse does try and place it in a more formalised discussion. Its a pity he doesn't do a better job of explaining this clearly and instead hides behind language. Wittgenstein would hate this book.