Intentions and Game Theory

21 Pages Posted: 5 Oct 2017 Last revised: 7 Oct 2018

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Jonathan Newton

Kyoto University - Institute of Economic Research

Date Written: October 4, 2017

Abstract

By carefully separating (a) the content of intentions, and (b) the holders of intentions, we can describe both individual and collective intentions independently of (i) the beliefs of any individual about the intentions held by any other individual and (ii) the deliberative process by which the intentions are formed. This facilitates their use as objects of analysis in game theory, the formal study of strategic interaction.

Keywords: Intentions, Individualism, Collectivism, Game Theory, Agency

JEL Classification: C71, C72

Suggested Citation

Newton, Jonathan, Intentions and Game Theory (October 4, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3048109 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3048109

Jonathan Newton (Contact Author)

Kyoto University - Institute of Economic Research ( email )

Yoshida-Honmachi
Sakyo-ku
Kyoto 606-8501
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