Knowledge, Belief and Counterfactual Reasoning in Games

@article{Stalnaker1996KnowledgeBA,
  title={Knowledge, Belief and Counterfactual Reasoning in Games},
  author={Robert Stalnaker},
  journal={Economics and Philosophy},
  year={1996},
  volume={12},
  pages={133 - 163}
}
  • Robert Stalnaker
  • Published 1 October 1996
  • Philosophy, Economics
  • Economics and Philosophy
Deliberation about what to do in any context requires reasoning about what will or would happen in various alternative situations, including situations that the agent knows will never in fact be realized. In contexts that involve two or more agents who have to take account of each others' deliberation, the counterfactual reasoning may become quite complex. When I deliberate, I have to consider not only what the causal effects would be of alternative choices that I might make, but also what… 
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