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Title: Uncommon knowledge
Author: Lederman, Harvey
Awarding Body: University of Oxford
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 2014
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This dissertation collects four papers on common knowledge and one on introspection principles in epistemic game theory. The first two papers offer a sustained argument against the importance of common knowledge and belief in explaining social behavior. Chapters 3 and 4 study the role of common knowledge of tautologies in standard models in epistemic logic and game theory. The first considers the problem as it relates to Robert Aumann’s Agreement Theorem; the second (joint work with Peter Fritz) studies it in models of awareness. The fifth paper corrects a claimed Agreement Theorem of Geanakoplos (1989), and exploits the corrected theorem to provide epistemic conditions for correlated equilibrium and Nash equilibrium.
Supervisor: Arntzenius, Frank; Williamson, Timothy Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Epistemology,causation,humankind ; common knowledge ; coordination ; presupposition ; common ground ; agreement theorem ; Aumann ; awareness ; introspection ; bounded rationality