PP-2019-22: The Rules of Victorious Warriors - revised version

PP-2019-22: van Emde Boas, Peter and van Emde Boas-Lubsen, Ghica (2019) The Rules of Victorious Warriors - revised version. [Pre-print] (In Press)

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Sun Tzu in his book “The Art of War”, strongly recommends gen-
erals to analyse a combat scenario before actually engaging in combat.
This analysis can be understood to require some form of game analysis.
In this paper we will discuss whether it is appropriate to ascribe a
game theoretical perspective to the ancient Chinese strategical thinkers.
In addition we search for indications in ancient Chinese history and
literature or tradition whether Chinese warriors actually used game
analytic principles in their strategic considerations. We also indicate
aspects of these stories which illustrate interesting connections to game
theoretical concepts.

This is a revised version of the report PP-2016-22 which includes the updates which will appear in the version in the Handbook on the history of logic in China, and some more recent additional updates.

Item Type: Pre-print
Report Nr: PP-2019-22
Series Name: Prepublication (PP) Series
Year: 2019
Subjects: Cognition
Depositing User: Peter Emde Boas
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2019 12:33
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2019 12:33
URI: https://eprints.illc.uva.nl/id/eprint/1705

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