Workshop: Rational Agency and Logic

Date: 2018-11-30

Time: 09:30 - 16:50

Address: Lilla Frescativägen 4A Stockholm

Venue: Linnésalen, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Organizer: The Swedish National Committee for Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science.

The concept of rational agency is pervasive and very important in modern society and its study is a broadly interdisciplinary endeavor, bringing together humanities, social sciences, and economics (game theory). Rational agency has a range of diverse aspects, including beliefs, desires, intentions, cognition, knowledge and communication, norms, action and interaction, strategic abilities, cooperation and competition, etc. The scope and relevance of the study of rational agency and has been steadily expanding in the past few decades, also involving more technical disciplines such as computer science and artificial intelligence, where multi-agent systems of different kinds (e.g. robotic teams, computer and social networks, institutions, markets) have become a fundamental framework for modeling and analysis. The use of formal models and logic-based methods for analyzing rational agency has become increasingly popular and successful. This workshop brings together different perspectives and approaches to that study. 



How do people reason when their opponent makes an apparently irrational first move in a centipede-like game?
Rineke Verbrugge, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

‘Seeing to it that’ logics of agency
Marek Sergot, Imperial College London, UK 

Lunch break

A Logic for Inductive Learning
Alexandru Baltag, ILLC Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Logic-based Strategic Reasoning in Social Context
Valentin Goranko, Stockholm University, Sweden

Coffee break

The Creation and Change of Social Networks
Sonja Smets, ILLC Amsterdam, The Netherlands

End of workshop

Organizing committee: Valentin Goranko, Dag Westerståhl (chair).

Sponsors: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University.

The symposium is free of charge and open to the public but registration is required for all participants. 

Programme and Abstracts

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