Introduction to the Semantics of Belief and Common Belief

UC Davis Working Paper No. 97-19

Posted: 17 Sep 1997

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Giacomo Bonanno

University of California, Davis - Department of Economics

Klaus Nehring

University of California, Davis - Department of Economics

Date Written: June 1997

Abstract

We provide an introduction to interactive belief systems from a qualitative and semantic point of view. Properties of belief hierarchies are formulated locally. Among the properties considered are "Common belief in no error" (which has been shown to have important game theoretic applications), "Negative introspection of common belief" and "Truth about common belief." The relationship between these properties is studied.

JEL Classification: C70

Suggested Citation

Bonanno, Giacomo F. and Nehring, Klaus, Introduction to the Semantics of Belief and Common Belief (June 1997). UC Davis Working Paper No. 97-19. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=10791

Giacomo F. Bonanno (Contact Author)

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Klaus Nehring

University of California, Davis - Department of Economics ( email )

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