Game theory – the basics

I will try to summarize what I am learning this year in a sociology lecture on game theory. What is it all about? Obviously there is an inclusion of strategies, rules and all that used in computer games within the scoop of what game theory is analyzing. Everyone who wants to get into this topic has to think about some prerequisites first: what is the deal of game theory and what is it not. Games of Strategy, a textbook from Avinash Dixit and Susan Skeath is the basis for my learning and hence the article’s citations and links are related to this book in particular. I don’t know yet wether I will start summarizing this semestre’s German lectures on game theory as well but it could be possible that whenever I think there is some useful information I will publish it here, merely in German tongue then.
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