Journal of Logic, Language and Information

, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 23–53

Diversity of Agents and Their Interaction


DOI: 10.1007/s10849-008-9072-7

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Liu, F. J of Log Lang and Inf (2009) 18: 23. doi:10.1007/s10849-008-9072-7


Diversity of agents occurs naturally in epistemic logic, and dynamic logics of information update and belief revision. In this paper we provide a systematic discussion of different sources of diversity, such as introspection ability, powers of observation, memory capacity, and revision policies, and we show how these can be encoded in dynamic epistemic logics allowing for individual variation among agents. Next, we explore the interaction of diverse agents by looking at some concrete scenarios of communication and learning, and we propose a logical methodology to deal with these as well. We conclude with some further questions on the logic of diversity and interaction.


Dynamic epistemic logicBelief revisionDiversityInteraction

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social SciencesTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC)University of AmsterdamAmsterdarmNetherlands