Accommodation dynamics for comparing utilities with others

Philosophical Studies 175 (10):2419-2427 (2018)
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Abstract

In interactive situations, agents can “learn” something that is not a preexisting truth. They can converge to an arbitrary convention, or tacit agreement. Once established they may even view it as an objective truth. Here we investigate accommodation dynamics for interpersonal comparisons of utility intervals. We show, for a large class of dynamics, convergence to a convention.

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Brian Skyrms
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