PP-2008-06: Logic, Rational Agency, and Intelligent Interaction

PP-2008-06: van Benthem, Johan (2008) Logic, Rational Agency, and Intelligent Interaction. [Report]

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This was an invited lecture at the 13th Congress for Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science, Beijing, August 2007. We claim that observation, inference, and communication are usually interwined in rational agency, and accordingly, that logical systems should, and can explain these informational processes explicitly in their proper entanglement. We show how this works with current dynamic epistemic logics for information update, belief revision, and preference change, and we make the link to strategic behaviour and game theory. Finally, we discuss the changing view of logic which emerges out of this stance, and its philosophical repercussions. The paper will appear in the DLMPS Proceedings, College Publications, London, edited by Dag Westerståhl et al.

Item Type: Report
Report Nr: PP-2008-06
Series Name: Prepublication (PP) Series
Year: 2008
Uncontrolled Keywords: dynamic logic; observation; interaction; inference
Subjects: Logic
Depositing User: Johan Benthem
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 14:36
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 14:36
URI: https://eprints.illc.uva.nl/id/eprint/280

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