Special Issue "Epistemic Game Theory and Logic"
A special issue of Games (ISSN 2073-4336).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2016).
Game theory treats situations with multiple agents in which the outcome of an agent’s act depends on the acts of the other agents. The agents may be mindless organisms. Epistemic game theory treats in games in which the agents have minds. An agent reasons about the acts of other agents and, if the other agents observe the agent’s act, the other agents’ responses to the act. The agents use logic to draw conclusions about the prospects of acts they can perform. This Special Issue of Games deals with epistemic game theory and the contributions that logic makes to an agent’s practical reasoning about the strategy to adopt in a game. Although behavioral studies are relevant, the emphasis is on rational reasoning. Models of such reasoning may treat cognitively ideal agents as well as humans. Possible topics include: the player’s common knowledge of their game and their rationality; reasoning that supports the players’ doing their parts in a Nash equilibrium of the game; backwards induction, its results, and the conditions that support it; forward induction; learning in sequential games or in repetitions of games; Hintikka models and Kripke models of agents’ information; applications of modal logic’s methods to epistemic logic; interactive epistemology; Bayesian game theory and Bayesian equilibrium; and games with imperfect, incomplete, or asymmetric information.
Authors are invited to submit papers, not only on traditional topics in epistemic game theory and logic, but also on new topics in this area. An ideal length for a submission is about 8000 words.
Prof. Dr. Paul Weirich
Manuscript Submission Information
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- epistemic game theory
- epistemic logic
- Bayesian game theory
- common knowledge
- backwards induction
- interactive epistemology