Finite and Infinite Games


Swedish actors Bengt Ekerot and Max Von Sydow on the set of Det Sjunde Inseglet (The Seventh Seal), written and directed by Ingmar Bergman. Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images

How do you play the game of life? Do you play it as a finite game or an infinite one? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick discuss the 1986 philosophy book “Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility” by American scholar James P. Carse.

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