Thursday, November 22, 2007

General Description

This course will examine a number of the important foundational debates in Game Theory, and the possibility for logic, especially (dynamic) epistemic logic, to contribute to these. We will, more precisely, investigate the following issues:

  • The role of mutual expectations in strategic reasoning.
  • The place of individual vs. group or team reasoning in coordination.
  • The role of correlated beliefs, focal points and emotions in reciprocation games or prisoner's dilemmas.
The course will be for the most part self-contained. The necessary logics along with the important game-theoretic results and concepts will be introduced. Some previous exposure to modal logic and to the basis of game theory (strategic games, Nash equilibrium and other solutions concepts) is, however, preferable. In case of doubts please contact me by email.

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