Theory of Games as a Tool for the Moral Philosopher

Philosophical Studies 6:193-197 (1956)

The fetching title of this little book is explained by the fact that its author, an esteemed philosopher of science, was made Knightsbridge professor of moral philosophy. His inaugural lecture seems to show the unwisdom of such a proceeding in these difficult days of philosophical specialisation. The author maintains that the mathematical theory of games, elaborated in recent years by Von Neumann and Borel for fields as diverse as economics and military strategy, will provide an exact solution of the problems of “fair play” with which he supposes the “moralist” to deal.
Keywords Catholic Tradition  History of Philosophy
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ISBN(s) 0554-0739
DOI 10.5840/philstudies19566025
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