His other works are so involved that I have trouble parsing the statement of the theorems, let alone the proofs. Apart from the rich setting, I quite enjoyed learning about Nash, and I learned so much more about him than from watching the movie based on this biography naturally. I read very few biographies, so I have trouble evaluating this within its field. Free eBook available to NEW subscribers only. At twenty-one, the handsome, ambitious, eccentric graduate student invented what would become the most influential theory of rational human behavior in modern social science.
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This was the popular attempt to reduce human enterprises to closed-world, zero-sum rational logical? John Forbes Nash, Jr. Read more about beeautiful book. I can't imagine what it would be like to be that smart, but it's fun to try. Even if you've seen the movie, you don't know the full story of John Nash.
One can actually see the mind at work of a math genius called Nash and even empathize bewutiful his afflictions; his inner struggle. Feb 16, Kirsten rated it it was amazing Shelves: She describes the mystery world of schizophrenia as seen through the eyes of those people most hurt by it, the family and friends of John Nash.
His front teeth were rotted down to the gums. The book is a detailed description of many aspects of Nash's life, including the nature of his mathematical genius, and a syllvia examination of his personality and motivations.
Get book club recommendations, access to more 1, reading group guides, beatuiful updates, and more! She is no doubt a wonderful researcher, but includes details so small as to call into question her own sanity, let alone the sanity of her subject. Nassar's book provides a wealth of detail about the maverick Nobel Laureate and a glimpse into his amazing life. And I have made the most important discovery of my career, the most important discovery of my life: Like many geniuses, he was a "difficult" personality.
sylvka Well, I love surprises. Then Nash suffered a catastrophic mental breakdown Nasar details Nash's harrowing descent into insanity - his bizarre delusions that he was the Prince of Peace; his resignation from MIT, flight to Europe, and attempt to renounce his American citizenship; his repeated hospitalizations, from the storied McLean, where he came to know the poet Robert Lowell, to the crowded wards of a state hospital; his "enforced interludes of rationality" during which he was able to return briefly to mathematical research.
He was "compulsively rational," and envied the emotionless, considering thinking machines superior to humans. A beautiful book and movie. He is killed in a car accident along with his wife.
Quotes from A Beautiful Mind. For example, financial crises that produce collapses in the banking system.
The author of ‘A Beautiful Mind’ on the life and death of John Nash
At this remove, I cannot remember any details. DBV Subbarao Yes, please do read. Well, if you're a mathematician, maybe you'll get curious about psychotherapy; if you're already a psychotherapist, math will tempt you in its beauty, as well. Reading about Nash's early life and the beginning of his career, I couldn't help but notice that he was always rather This biography was the basis for the popular film "A Beautiful Mind" a few years ago. Reading about Nash's early life and the beginning of his career, I couldn't help but notice that he was always rather an odd duck, even before he became delusional and was diagnosed as schizophrenic.
He grew up as a child who lacked social skills which his parents feared the mostdays he locked himself up in dark room Update: Some of this is entangled with his illness, of course, but not all.
At twenty-one he had invented a theory of modern human behavior and his contributions to game theory would ultimately win him a Nobel Prize.
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To them, they are interesting; to everyone else they are a drudgery. The Theory of Games. I was wondering why this book seemed so inferior to Nasar's "The Grand Pursuit". Videos Beautoful This Book. Alone, and for good reasons his most precious possession ,his mind, was turning against him.
It has left out large chunks of the less sympathetic aspects of the man's personality.