Language and Strategic Inference

by Prashant Parikh



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/13/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 130
ISBN : 9781532090066
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 130
ISBN : 9781532090073

About the Book

Language and Strategic Inference is Prashant Parikh’s 1987 doctoral dissertation submitted to Stanford University. It combines two powerful mathematical frameworks—situation theory and game theory—and applies them to problems in philosophical semantics of interest to philosophers, linguists, computer scientists, and cognitive scientists. It contains in embryonic form many of the ideas that appear in the author’s later work, and that have in part led to a new field of research and to a growing number of researchers interested in applying these frameworks to problems of communication and meaning.

About the Author

Prashant Parikh was a Senior Research Scholar at Stanford University and the University of Pennsylvania. Now an independent scholar, he is a pioneer in the application of game theory to communication and meaning, and the author of three influential books on philosophical semantics and a co-authored prize-winning book on architecture and choice theory. He studied at MIT and Stanford University in the 1970s and 1980s.