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Epinets: The Epistemic Structure and Dynamics of Social Networks

Mihnea Moldoveanu and Joel A.C. Baum

Abstract

What must human agents know about what other humans – with whom they are connected – know, in order for the resulting web of ties among them to function as a social network? The explanatory success of social network theories depends critically on assumptions about what agents know, what they know about what other agents with whom they are connected know, and the extent to which they trust what they and the others know. This book develops a method for representing these states of knowledge, awareness, ignorance, etc., jointly, epistemic states, and the epistemic ties connecting the epistemic st ... More

Keywords: Social networks, epistemic game theory, epistemic states, epistemic ties, epistemic networks, epinets

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780804777919
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804777919.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mihnea Moldoveanu, author

Joel A.C. Baum, author