Table of contents of the philosophical/ideological and general chapters.
1) The hierarchy of games
a. Name: “The Hierarchy of Games.doc”.
b. Content: The games Chess – Skat – Backgammon – Poker are examined for their suitability as money games.
c. Assessment: It is already important to discuss the aspect As beautiful and exciting as a game may be. It must also be suitable as a money game for professionals, i.e. it must contain sufficient elements of luck.
2) The Pauli Ladder
a. Name: “The Pauli Ladder.doc”.
b. Content: The Pauli Ladder is contrasted with Brecht’s Ladder. Brecht: Talking – Writing – Silence, Pauli: Fighting – Rejecting – Tolerating – Accepting – Understanding – Internalising – Doing it yourself – Spreading.
c. Assessment: Pauli is examined for his suitability as a philosopher. Very general. Even if interesting not necessarily book topic. However, occasional reference is made to it in the book.
3) The payment morality
a. Name: “The payment morality.doc”.
b. Content: Do I get my money at all if I win? State, casinos are trusted, but with private games? With providers on the Internet? Scepticism prevails.
c. Assessment: The aspect must be discussed somewhere. The chapter itself is unfinished. It still contains biographical parts.
4) The event space
a. Name: “Event Space.doc
b. Content: There are numerous outcomes that are not defined in the event space. What are their probabilities? The uniform distribution is doubted. Practically speaking, there is no random experiment in which N outcomes are all equally likely.
c. Estimation: Already important. Also fits with the section on “Practice of the Event Space” found in the biography. However, both still need to be “made to fit”.
5) Philosophy of happiness
a. Name: “Glücksphilosophie.doc”.
b. Content: Long introduction about language and misunderstandings, abstract and concrete concepts, concluding with the “broad concepts”. Happiness is one of them and resists a clear, unobjectionable definition. I try to examine at least a few forms of happiness. Of course, relevant here: Playful happiness and its measurability. Belongs to the chapter “Developments in games”.
c. Assessment. Entertaining, quite interesting. The place still has to be found.
6) Birds of happiness
a. Name: “Birds of happiness.doc”.
b. Content: The philosophy of the point serves to explain that it is impossible to hit a point and therefore also that it is impossible to be lucky in life. Everyone is lucky or unlucky. Whether relevant in its impact is another problem.
c. Assessment: lengthy, but still somehow readable. It is a chapter like philosophy in general: one can find many words, explanations. Whether this also means “enlightenment” remains open. Stimulating thought, attuning to a necessary way of thinking is perhaps a good description.
7) Murphy’s Law
a. Name: “Murphy’s Law.doc
b. Content: About Murphy’s Law, of course. But my observations, assessments, own errors are illuminated.
c. Assessment: The error of my original assessment, in which I assigned a much greater importance to Murphy’s law, make it somewhat difficult to digest. The important aspect is the actual mathematical law behind the key phrase: “What ever can go wrong, will go wrong.”
8) Nothing is really
a. Name: “Nothing is real.doc”
b. Content: The philosophy of nihilism is discussed in its basic form. However, the thoroughly positive and at the same time true basic idea is elaborated (true does not exist; everything is unprovable).
c. Assessment: Good, readable.
9) More on the subject of luck and bad luck
a. Name: “NochmehrzumThemaGlückundPech.doc”.
b. Content: The aspect that it can be an advantage, i.e. luck, to lose too much. If you play a game with a disadvantage, you should be aware of this.
c. Assessment: Quite interesting. The aspect deserves mention.
a. Name: “Paradoxa.doc
b. Content: Various paradoxes are examined. Also own invented ones. With interpretation, lots of humour.
c. Assessment: Already very readable. Even the reflections can be helpful at some point. But for the book?
11) Philosophy of play
a. Name: “Philosophy of Play.doc”.
b. Contents: Basic study of games. Categorisation of games. Participant – spectator aspect. Kind of leads over to betting.
c. Assessment: Interesting and readable. Quite well organised and the important aspects well explored.
12) Gambling addiction
a. Name: “Gambling Addiction.doc
b. Content: Basic study of addictions, in formation and impact. Own story included.
c. Assessment: Easy to read. Unfinished.
13) Sport Game Tension
a. Name: “SportGameSuspense.doc”.
b. Content: The aspect would be how to get bets via sport, game and tension.
c. Assessment: Not successful. Very jumbled and not goal-oriented. Revise, if at all!
14) About luck and bad luck
a. Name: “Über Glück und Pech.doc” (About luck and bad luck)
b. Content: Luck and bad luck, effects of it, especially longer strands, dealing with it.
c. Assessment: While it needs to go in, there is still much to improve.
15) Examination of the games
a. Name: “UntersuchungDerSpiele.doc” (Examination of Games)
b. Content: The games Roulette, Black Jack, Lotto, Toto, horse betting, stock exchange are examined. Advantages and disadvantages are calculated, game strategies are compared.
c. Assessment: Quite mathematical. Everything that is written in it belongs somewhere. The question is: where exactly? Structure unfortunate.