Edited by
Vincent F. Hendricks

Synthese Library, vol. 322, Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003

Contributing Authors
Table  of Contents



In the late 1950's and early 1960's seminal works on the logic of knowledge and belief were published by notably von Wright and Hintikka. Epistemic and doxastic logics have since then grown into mature disciplines enjoying many important applications in 
philosophy, computer science, game theory, economics and linguistics to mention but a few fields. The aim of this thematically unified anthology is to track the history of epistemic logic, to consider some important applications of these logics of knowledge
and belief in a variety of fields and finally to discuss future directions of research with particular emphasis on 'active agenthood' and multi-modal systems. 

Knowledge contributors are H.v. Ditmarsch, R. Fagin, J. Halpern, J. Hintikka, W.v.d. Hoek, B. Kooi, W. Lenzen, Y. Moses, H. Rott, J. Sowa, M. Vardi and R. Wójcicki.

Knowledge Contributors is accessible to researchers as well as graduate students in philosophy, computer science, game theory, economics and related disciplines utilizing the means and methods of epistemic logic. 


Contributing Authors

  • H.v. Ditmarsch

  • R. Fagin

  • J. Halpern

  • J. Hintikka

  • W.v.d. Hoek

  • B. Kooi

  • W. Lenzen

  • Y. Moses

  • H. Rott

  • J. Sowa

  • R. Wójcicki

Table of Contents


V. F. Hendricks, K. F. Jřrgensen and S. A. Pedersen / Introduction

W. Lenzen / Knowledge, Belief and Subjective Probability

J. Hintikka / A Second Generation Epistemic Logic and Its General Significance

H. Rott / Economic and Economy in the Theory of Belief Revision

R. Fagin, J. Halpern, Y. Moses and M. Vardi / Common Knowledge Revisited

H.v. Ditmarsch, W.v.d. Hoek, B. Kooi / Concurrent Dynamic Epistemic Logic

J. Sowa / Laws, Facts, and Contexts: Foundations for Multimodal Reasoning

R. Wojcicki / Referential Semantics