Foundations of Rational Agency

  • Michael Wooldridge
  • Anand Rao

Part of the Applied Logic Series book series (APLS, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Anand S. Rao, Michael Wooldridge
    Pages 1-10
  3. Stuart Russell
    Pages 11-33
  4. John L. Pollock
    Pages 53-79
  5. Piotr J. Gmytrasiewicz
    Pages 81-104
  6. Munindar P. Singh
    Pages 105-132
  7. Wiebe van der Hoek, Bernd van Linder, John-Jules Ch. Meyer
    Pages 133-167
  8. David R. Traum
    Pages 169-201
  9. Afsaneh Haddadi
    Pages 203-226
  10. Barbara J. Grosz, Sarit Kraus
    Pages 227-262
  11. S. Rebecca Thomas
    Pages 263-274
  12. Yves Lespérance, Hector J. Levesque, Raymond Reiter
    Pages 275-299
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 301-301

About this book


Over the past decade, rational agency has come to be recognised as a central theme in artificial intelligence. Drawing upon research on rational action and agency in philosophy, logic, game theory, decision theory, and the philosophy of language, this volume represents an advanced, comprehensive state-of-the-art survey of the field of rational agency as it stands today. It covers the philosophical foundations of rational agency, logical and decision-theoretic approaches to rational agency, multi-agent aspects of rational agency (including speech acts, joint plans, and cooperation protocols), and, finally, describes a number of approaches to programming rational agents. Although written from the standpoint of artificial intelligence, this interdisciplinary text will be of interest to researchers in logic, mainstream computer science, the philosophy of rational action and agency, and economics.


Bertrand Russell artificial intelligence communication game theory intelligence language logic philosophy of language programming

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Wooldridge
    • 1
  • Anand Rao
    • 2
  1. 1.Queen Mary and Westfield CollegeLondonUK
  2. 2.Mitchell Madison GroupMelbourneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5177-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9204-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1386-2790
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