van Benthem: Logic in Games

by Yang Liu

COLUMBIA PHILOSOPHY COLLOQUIUM
Logic in Games
Johan van Benthem (Amsterdam/Stanford)
Thursday, November 15, 2012, 4:10 – 6:00 PM
716 Philosophy Hall, Columbia University

Abstract. In recent decades, logic has been applied in the foundations of game theory, and this makes sense as a capping stone for the philosophical logic tradition of studying various dimensions of information-driven agency. But at the same time, the core notions of logic themselves can be cast as games, and a thriving theory has sprung up around this perspective, especially at interfaces with computer science. I will compare these two perspectives of logic of games versus logic as games, discuss some results about their connections, and raise the question what this contrast tells us about logic.

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