Intensional Protocols for Dynamic Epistemic Logic

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In dynamical multi-agent systems, agents are controlled by protocols. In choosing a class of formal protocols, an implicit choice is made concerning the types of agents, actions and dynamics representable. This paper investigates one such choice: An intensional protocol class for agent control in dynamic epistemic logic (DEL), called ‘DEL dynamical systems’. After illustrating how such protocols may be used in formalizing and analyzing information dynamics, the types of epistemic temporal models that they may generate are characterized. This facilitates a formal comparison with the only other formal protocol framework in dynamic epistemic logic, namely the extensional ‘DEL protocols’. The paper concludes with a conceptual comparison, highlighting modeling tasks where DEL dynamical systems are natural.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Philosophical Logic
Volume48
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)1077–1118
ISSN0022-3611
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

    Research areas

  • Dynamic epistemic logic, Dynamical systems, Epistemic temporal logic, Multi-agent systems, Protocols

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