Formal Epistemology Reading Group FA11 #6

The next meeting of the formal epistemology reading group will take place on Sunday (October 30) 6:00 pm in Room 720. We will finish discussing the fixed point theorems from last time. Then I suggest we move to Backward Induction. Here are some works that we might want to discuss.

  • Aumann, R. J. (1995). Backward induction and common knowledge of rationality. Games and Economic Behavior, 8(1):6–19.
  • Brandenburger, A. (2007). The power of paradox: some recent developments in interactive epistemology. International Journal of Game Theory, 35(4):465–492.
  • Pettit, P. and Sugden, R. (1989). The backward induction paradox. The Journal of Philosophy, 86(4):169–182.

Hope to see you all there!

Formal Epistemology Reading Group FA11 #3

Due to various schedule conflicts, the formal epistemology reading group will be moved to Sunday afternoons. The next meeting is on October 9, 3pm in room 720 Philosophy Hall, Columbia University.

For the coming meeting, I will give a short tutorial on strategic games (normal form, Bayesian, Mixed, Correlated) and prove some classical results. If time permits, we will continue to discuss Aumann & Brandenburger’s 1995 paper (attached).

Hope to see you all there!

Common Knowledge Reading Group #7

Dear All,

The next meeting of the Common Knowledge reading group will take place
on Thursday (June 24) 2 pm in room 720. We will be discussing Prof.
Parikh’s 1990 papers “Communication, Consensus, and
Knowledge”(attached). As usual, I will spend a few min presenting the
paper, and then we can discuss it.

Hope to see you all there.

Best, Yang

Common Knowledge Reading Group #6

Dear All,

The next meeting of the Common Knowledge reading group will take place on Thursday (June 16) 2pm in the graduate student lounge, philosophy hall. We will start with Anubav’s presentation on his envelopes example and its connection to common knowledge. This will be followed by a discussion of Geanakoplos and Parikh’s papers. Please find these papers in attachment.

Hope to see you all there.

Best, Yang

Common Knowledge Reading Group #5 – WITH TIME CHANGE

Dear All,

I am sorry for sending this announcement late. The next meeting of the Common Knowledge reading group will take place on Thursday (June 9) 1pm at the graduate student lounge. We will continue to discuss Prof. Gaifman’s notes on common knowledge (attached).

Hope to see you all there.

Best, Yang

Common Knowledge Reading Group #3

Dear All,

The next meeting of the Common Knowledge reading group will take place
on Thursday (May 26) 2pm at the graduate student lounge (7th floor
Philosophy Hall). We will be reading

  • Rubinstein, A. (1990). On the logic of “agreeing to disagree” type results. Journal of Economic Theory, 51:184–193 (attached).

As usual, I will provide a brief summary of the paper and then we can discuss it.

Hope to see you there.

All the Best,
Yang