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Article: Two models of unawareness: comparing the object-based and the subjective-state-space approaches

TitleTwo models of unawareness: comparing the object-based and the subjective-state-space approaches
Authors
KeywordsUnawareness
Object-based approach
Subjective-state-space approach
Issue Date2011
PublisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0039-7857
Citation
Synthese, 2011, v. 179 n. 1, p. 13-34 How to Cite?
AbstractOver the past 20 years or so, a small but growing literature has emerged with the aim of modeling agents who are unaware of certain things. In this paper we compare two different approaches to modeling unawareness: the object-based approach of Board and Chung (Object-based unawareness: theory and applications. University of Minnesota, Mimeo, 2008) and the subjective-state-space approach of Heifetz et al. (J Econ Theory 130:78–94, 2006). In particular, we show that subjective-state-space models (henceforth HMS structures) can be embedded within object-based models (henceforth OBU structures), demonstrating that the latter are at least as expressive. As long as certain restrictions are imposed on the form of the OBU structure, the embedding can also go the other way. A generalization of HMS structures (relaxing the partitional properties of knowledge) gives us a full converse.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/209223
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.723
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.703

 

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dc.contributor.authorBoard, OJ-
dc.contributor.authorChung, KS-
dc.contributor.authorSchipper, BC-
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-13T03:36:30Z-
dc.date.available2015-04-13T03:36:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.citationSynthese, 2011, v. 179 n. 1, p. 13-34-
dc.identifier.issn0039-7857-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/209223-
dc.description.abstractOver the past 20 years or so, a small but growing literature has emerged with the aim of modeling agents who are unaware of certain things. In this paper we compare two different approaches to modeling unawareness: the object-based approach of Board and Chung (Object-based unawareness: theory and applications. University of Minnesota, Mimeo, 2008) and the subjective-state-space approach of Heifetz et al. (J Econ Theory 130:78–94, 2006). In particular, we show that subjective-state-space models (henceforth HMS structures) can be embedded within object-based models (henceforth OBU structures), demonstrating that the latter are at least as expressive. As long as certain restrictions are imposed on the form of the OBU structure, the embedding can also go the other way. A generalization of HMS structures (relaxing the partitional properties of knowledge) gives us a full converse.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0039-7857-
dc.relation.ispartofSynthese-
dc.rightsThe final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/[insert DOI]-
dc.subjectUnawareness-
dc.subjectObject-based approach-
dc.subjectSubjective-state-space approach-
dc.titleTwo models of unawareness: comparing the object-based and the subjective-state-space approaches-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailChung, KS: chungks@hku.hk-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11229-010-9850-z-
dc.identifier.hkuros185070-
dc.identifier.volume179-
dc.identifier.issue1-
dc.identifier.spage13-
dc.identifier.epage34-
dc.publisher.placeNetherlands-

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