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Economist and journalist Sylvia Nasar has written a biography of Nash that looks at all sides of his life.
She gives an intelligent, understandable exposition of his mathematical ideas and a picture of schizophrenia that is evocative but decidedly unromantic. Her story of the machinations behind Nash’s Nobel is fascinating and one of very few such accounts available in print the CIA could learn a thing or two from the Nobel committees. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving….
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar. Stories of famously eccentric Princetonians abound–such as that of chemist Hubert Alyea, the model for The Absent-Minded Professoror Ralph Nader, said to have had his own key to the library as an undergraduate. Or the “Phantom of Fine Hall,” a figure many students had seen shuffling around the corridors of the math and physics building wearing purple sneakers and writin Sylvi of famously eccentric Princetonians abound–such as that of chemist Hubert Alyea, the model for The Absent-Minded Professoror Ralph Nader, said to have had his own key to the library as an procigiosa.
Or the “Phantom of Fine Hall,” a figure many students had seen shuffling around the corridors of the math and physics building wearing purple sneakers and writing numerology treatises on the blackboards. The Phantom was John Nash, yslvia of the most brilliant aylvia of his generation, who had spiraled into schizophrenia in the s.
His most important work had been in game theory, which by the s was underpinning a large part of economics.
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When the Nobel Prize committee began debating a prize for game theory, Nash’s name inevitably came up–only to be dismissed, since the prize clearly could not go to a madman. But in Nash, in remission from schizophrenia, shared the Nobel Prize in economics for work done some 45 years previously. Paperbackpages.
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Is this book a good read if I have already seen the movie? DBV Subbarao Yes, please do read. The movie lays exceptional focus on the delusions and imaginary characters while the book covers much longer canvas from child …more Yes, please do read. The movie lays exceptional focus on the delusions and imaginary characters while the book covers much longer canvas from child through the nobel prize moment. A very good read. See all 11 questions about A Beautiful Mind….
Lists with This Book. Jun 19, Huda Yahya rated it it was amazing Shelves: I’m only here tonight because of you. You are all my reasons. View all 23 comments. Dec 05, Hirdesh rated it it was amazing Shelves: I loved the movie,I’ve seen.
Then,I had found it is based on a novel. How a great scientist flows with his intellects wrapped in complex mind. Epic dialogues and theme. I’m thankful to read the book and watched the movie. View all 12 comments. It inspired the film by the same name. The book is about the life story of John Forbes Nash – a mathematical genius and inventor of a theory of rational behaviour for which he was awarded a Nobel Prize in Presenting a characterization of schyzophrenia, the author helps in informing the reader about the circumstances under which a spontaneous recovery from his dementing and degenerative disease believed to be so rare, became a possibility for John Nash.
View all 10 comments. Jan 31, Terran rated it really liked it. I read very few biographies, so I have trouble evaluating this within its field. That said, I found it fascinating, but a bit drier than I typically like my recreational nonfiction. But it is a fascinating and disturbing story.
Nash lived still is living, I guess a really complicated life, even aside from his illness. Like many geniuses, he was a “difficult” personality. He apparently used to stand on the table in the middle of Princeton’s math department grad student meetings and put down a I read very few biographies, so I have trouble evaluating this within its field. He apparently used to stand on the table in the middle of Princeton’s math department grad student meetings and put down anybody who might challenge his intellect.
This naturally caused him certain social frictions, but he was apparently forgiven a lot because of his genius.
And then, when his schizophrenia struck, he was protected prodgiiosa by colleagues who respected him. And there was a lot of protecting going on.
For example, when he pushed his pregnant wife down the stairs. Bits that they leave out of shallow, fantasized Hollywood treatments. Or that he cheated on her. Or the fact that he treated his son like a pariah. Some of this is entangled with his illness, of course, but not all. And a lot of the looking the other way happened before his illness was public knowledge.
It makes me reflect on the structure of society in general, and academia specifically, and what we regard as sufficient excuse for bad behavior. I had a long rant on scientific academia here, but I’m too tired to make it coherently now, and this really isn’t the best venue.
As a math geek, I wish there had been a bit more about his math itself. It’s difficult, I guess, because most of what he worked on was extremely abstruse stuff — even to someone who has studied a reasonable amount of mostly applied math. I understand Nash equilibria, but, interestingly enough, even though he won the Nobel for this idea, he and the mathematical community generally felt that this was far from his most interesting and important contribution.
And that’s probably the most accessible thing he worked on. Which is probably why it was able to become important in economics circles. His other works are so involved that I have trouble parsing the statement of the theorems, let alone the proofs. But really, this is the story of his life. Like all of us, he lived a complicated, difficult life.
More complicated and difficult than many, but still a very human life. View all 4 comments. More reviews at The Story Within The Story At first glance, a biography of a mathematician would seem to make for a read dryer than the Sahara. Prodigkosa, John Nash is no ordinary mathematician and Sylvia Nasar is no ordinary biographer.
In her capable hands, the life of John Nash comes to life…in all of its brilliant, dark, pessimistic, extraordinary, callous wonder. John Forbes Nash, Jr. The power of his theories nnasar with him being awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics nearly fifty years after his groundbreaking work began. But it came at a heavy price.
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By the age of thirty, Nash was suffering from his first bouts of paranoid schizophrenia, a disease he would suffer with for three decades. He was institutionalized by his family on several occasions and left for dead by most of the mathematics community. He even begin to work on mathematics research again.
It was a recovery that physiatrists thought was impossible. It’s only in the mysterious equation of love that any logic or reasons can be found. Ultimately, Sylvia Nasar succeeds with A Beautiful Mind because she leaves out most of the heavy-handed mathematics and focuses on who John Nash is and what his life represents.
Make no mistake, John Nash not a lovable person. His genius is both a gift and a curse. And it is a society of the s and s with little understanding or tolerance for mental illness. It is a story well worth your time. View all 6 comments. Mar 21, April rated it did not like it Shelves: The book conveys a convincing portrayal of mental illness; but, it is unpleasant to read. I found that I didn’t enjoy spending so much time with a person who, in addition to being a genius, and mentally ill, was basically a creep.
The movie was better – mainly because the screenplay converted Nash into a more likeable guy helped to be played by Russell Crow. If you haven’t read the book or seen the movie – I recommend the latter.