PP-2011-27: Toward a Theory of Play: A Logical Perspective on Games and Interaction

PP-2011-27: van Benthem, Johan and Pacuit, Eric and Roy, Olivier (2011) Toward a Theory of Play: A Logical Perspective on Games and Interaction. [Report]

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Logic and game theory have had a few decades of contacts by now, with the classical results of epistemic game theory as major high-lights. In this paper, we emphasize a recent new perspective toward “logical dynamics”, designing logical systems that focus on the actions that change information, preference, and other driving forces of agency. We show how this dynamic turn works out for games, drawing on some recent advances in the literature. Our key examples are the long-term dynamics of information exchange, as well as the much-discussed issue of extensive game rationality. Our paper also proposes a new broader interpretation of what is happening here. The combination of logic and game theory provides a fine-grained perspective on information and interaction dynamics, and we are witnessing the birth of something new which is not just logic, nor just game theory, but rather a Theory of Play.

Item Type: Report
Report Nr: PP-2011-27
Series Name: Prepublication (PP) Series
Year: 2011
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dynamic Epistemic Logic; Games; Interaction
Depositing User: Johan Benthem
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 14:37
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 14:37
URI: https://eprints.illc.uva.nl/id/eprint/431

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