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Games 2016, 7(4), 36; doi:10.3390/g7040036

Community-Based Reasoning in Games: Salience, Rule-Following, and Counterfactuals

University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, 51571 Reims, France
Academic Editor: Paul Weirich
Received: 5 August 2016 / Revised: 2 November 2016 / Accepted: 9 November 2016 / Published: 16 November 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Epistemic Game Theory and Logic)
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This paper develops a game-theoretic and epistemic account of a peculiar mode of practical reasoning that sustains focal points but also more general forms of rule-following behavior which I call community-based reasoning (CBR). It emphasizes the importance of counterfactuals in strategic interactions. In particular, the existence of rules does not reduce to observable behavioral patterns but also encompasses a range of counterfactual beliefs and behaviors. This feature was already at the core of Wittgenstein’s philosophical account of rule-following. On this basis, I consider the possibility that CBR may provide a rational basis for cooperation in the prisoner’s dilemma. View Full-Text
Keywords: community-based reasoning; epistemic logic; game theory; rule-following; counterfactuals community-based reasoning; epistemic logic; game theory; rule-following; counterfactuals
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Hédoin, C. Community-Based Reasoning in Games: Salience, Rule-Following, and Counterfactuals. Games 2016, 7, 36.

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