Games: Unifying Logic, Language, and Philosophy

Games: Unifying Logic, Language, and Philosophy

Paperback(Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2009)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789048181155
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 11/19/2010
Series: Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science , #15
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2009
Pages: 378
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Ondrej Majer is a researcher at the Institute of Philosophy, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague. He defended a PhD in logic at the Institute of Philosophy in Prague, and a master's degree in computer science at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague. His scientific interests include logic and games, logic and probability, many valued logics, and epistemic logics.

Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen is University Lecturer and Adjunct Professor in Theoretical Philosophy, in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He received a PhD in philosophy in 2002 and a master’s degree in computer science in 1997. He is author of Signs of Logic: Peircean Themes on the Philosophy of Language, Games, and Communication (Springer, 2006), and editor of Game Theory and Linguistic Meaning (Elsevier, 2007). Dr. Pietarinen’s research involves philosophy of logic and mathematics, philosophy of language, game theory, pragmatism, and semiotics.

Tero Tulenheimo works as a researcher at the Department of Philosophy, University of Helsinki, Finland. He defended his PhD thesis on independence friendly modal logic in January 2004 in Helsinki. Dr. Tulenheimo is specialized in logic, philosophy of logic, and the interface of games and logic. He has had longer and shorter stays in foreign universities in France (Lille, Nancy), The Netherlands (Amsterdam) and UK (Cambridge).

Table of Contents

Philosophical Issues.- Why Play Logical Games?.- On The Narrow Epistemology of Game-Theoretic Agents.- Interpretation, Coordination and Conformity.- Fallacies as Cognitive Virtues.- Game-Theoretic Semantics.- A Strategic Perspective on if Games.- Towards Evaluation Games for Fuzzy Logics.- Games, Quantification and Discourse Structure.- Dialogues.- From Games to Dialogues and Back.- Revisiting Giles's Game.- Implicit Versus Explicit Knowledge in Dialogical Logic.- Computation and Mathematics.- In the Beginning was Game Semantics?.- The Problem of Determinacy of Infinite Games from an Intuitionistic Point of View.

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