Game Theory and Mutual Misunderstanding

Scientific Dialogues in Five Acts

  • Mamoru┬áKaneko

Part of the Studies in Economic Theory book series (ECON.THEORY, volume 21)

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This book consists of five acts and two interludes, which are all written as dialogues between three main characters and other supporting characters. Each act discusses the epistemological, institutional and methodological foundations of game theory and economics, while using various stories and examples. A featured aspect of those discussions is that many forms of mutual misunderstanding are involved in social situations as well as in those fields themselves. One Japanese traditional comic story called the Konnyaku Mondo is representative and gives hints of how our thought is constrained by incorrect beliefs. Each dialogue critically examines extant theories and common misunderstanding in game theory and economics in order to find possible future developments of those fields.


Common Knowledge Nash equilibrium decision making economics equilibrium game theory

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  • Mamoru┬áKaneko
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Policy and Planning SciencesUniversity of TsukubaIbrakaiJapan

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