Toward a Theory of Play: A Logical Perspective on Games and Interaction


The combination of logic and game theory provides a fine-grained perspective on information and interaction dynamics, a Theory of Play. In this paper we lay down the main components of such a theory, drawing on recent advances in the logical dynamics of actions, preferences, and information. We then show how this fine-grained perspective has already shed new light on the long-term dynamics of information exchange, as well as on the much-discussed question of extensive game rationality.



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Johan Van Benthem
University of Amsterdam
Eric Pacuit
University of Maryland, College Park

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