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Information Dependent Games: Can Common Sense Be Common Knowledge?

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  • Itzhak Gilboa

    (Tel Aviv University - Tel Aviv University)

  • David Schmeidler

    (OSU - Ohio State University [Columbus])

This paper attempts to study the consistency of several basic game-theoretic axioms. Two by-products are the introduction of information-dependent games, and a formal treatment of the framework of game theoretic axioms. In this setup a version of the Surprise Test Paradox is used to prove that common sense cannot be common knowledge.

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Date of creation: 1988
Publication status: Published in Economics Letters, Elsevier, 1988, vol. 27, issue 3, pp. 215-221. <10.1016/0165-1765(88)90173-5>
Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-00753242
DOI: 10.1016/0165-1765(88)90173-5
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