From Lawvere to Brandenburger-Keisler: Interactive Forms of Diagonalization and Self-reference

  • Samson Abramsky
  • Jonathan Zvesper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7399)


Diagonal arguments lie at the root of many fundamental phenomena in the foundations of logic and mathematics. Recently, a striking form of diagonal argument has appeared in the foundations of epistemic game theory, in a paper by Adam Brandenburger and H. Jerome Keisler [11]. The core Brandenburger-Keisler result can be seen, as they observe, as a two-person or interactive version of Russell’s Paradox.


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  • Samson Abramsky
    • 1
  • Jonathan Zvesper
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of OxfordUK

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