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 van 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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