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Jane Austen Was A Game Theorist

April 24, 2013

"In 230 diagram-heavy pages, [political scientist Michael] Chwe argues that Austen isn't merely fodder for game-theoretical analysis, but an unacknowledged founder of the discipline itself: a kind of Empire-waisted version of the mathematician and cold war thinker John von Neumann, ruthlessly breaking down the stratagems of 18th-century social warfare." The New York Times 04/23/13

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