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Dynamic Formal Epistemology

  • Patrick Girard
  • Olivier Roy
  • Mathieu Marion


  • First collection of essays on a lively new trend in philosophy

  • Unique combination of probabilistic and logical approaches to the theory of knowledge, belief and rationality

  • Addresses both formal and mainstream contemporary epistemology

  • State of the art contributions by both leading and emerging researchers

  • Accessible to researchers, graduate and undergraduate students, with a user-friendlyintroduction to the area


Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 351)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Patrick Girard, Mathieu Marion, Olivier Roy
    Pages 1-4
  3. Barteld Kooi, Eric Pacuit
    Pages 5-32
  4. Guillaume Aucher, Andreas Herzig
    Pages 51-74
  5. Darko Sarenac
    Pages 75-101
  6. Johan van Benthem
    Pages 151-160
  7. Horacio Arló-Costa
    Pages 173-195
  8. John F. Horty
    Pages 197-221
  9. Krister Segerberg
    Pages 223-226
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 239-242

About this book


This volume is a collation of original contributions from the key actors of a new trend in the contemporary theory of knowledge and belief, that we call “dynamic epistemology”. It brings the works of these researchers under a single umbrella by highlighting the coherence of their current themes, and by establishing connections between topics that, up until now, have been investigated independently. It also illustrates how the new analytical toolbox unveils questions about the theory of knowledge, belief, preference, action, and rationality, in a number of central axes in dynamic epistemology: temporal, social, probabilistic and even deontic dynamics.


Action Belief Dynamic Epistemic Logic Dynamic Epistemology Knowledge Preference Rationality

Editors and affiliations

  • Patrick Girard
    • 1
  • Olivier Roy
    • 2
  • Mathieu Marion
    • 3
  1. 1., Department of PhilosophyUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand
  2. 2., Faculty of PhilosophyUniversity of GroningenGroningenNetherlands
  3. 3., Département de philosophieUniversité du Québec à MontréalMontrealCanada

About the editors

P. Girard: PhD. Stanford University, 2009. Publications in Journal of Applied Non-Classical Logic and Journal of Philosophical Logic.

O. Roy: PhD. Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, Amsterdam, 2008. Publications in Journal of Philosophical Logic, Synthese, Economics and Philosophy.

M. Marion: PhD. Oxford, 1991. Publications in Philosophiques, Synthese, Philosophia Scientiae.

Bibliographic information


From the reviews:

"Dynamic Formal Epistemology contains a great deal of novel research of which I was not aware in the areas of belief change, knowledge change, modal logical approaches of such matters, and pragmatics of such matters. Overall as a collection it is admirably focussed, and it is a welcome addition to the literature in this area." Hans van Ditmarsch, University of Sevilla, Spain

“This book features a collection of twelve articles, each related in some way or another to the central theme suggested by the title: Dynamic formal epistemology. … The quality of the papers included in the book is generally good, and it contains several novel ideas and results that will no doubt be of interest to researchers working in the field. … a well-written book which is worth recommending to people working in dynamic epistemic logic and related areas.” (Sebastian Enqvist, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2012 i)