Schipper, Burkhard C (2011): PreferenceBased Unawareness.

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Abstract
Morris (1996, 1997) introduced preferencebased definitions of knowledge of belief in standard statespace structures. This paper extends this preferencebased approach to unawareness structures (Heifetz, Meier, and Schipper, 2006, 2008). By defining unawareness and knowledge in terms of preferences over acts in unawareness structures and showing their equivalence to the epistemic notions of unawareness and knowledge, we try to build a bridge between decision theory and epistemic logic. Unawareness of an event is behaviorally characterized as the event being null and its negation being null.
Item Type:  MPRA Paper 

Original Title:  PreferenceBased Unawareness 
Language:  English 
Keywords:  unawareness, awareness, knowledge, preferences, subjective expected utility theory, decision theory, null event 
Subjects:  C  Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C7  Game Theory and Bargaining Theory > C70  General D  Microeconomics > D8  Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty > D82  Asymmetric and Private Information ; Mechanism Design D  Microeconomics > D8  Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty > D80  General C  Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C7  Game Theory and Bargaining Theory > C72  Noncooperative Games 
Item ID:  30221 
Depositing User:  Burkhard C Schipper 
Date Deposited:  25 Apr 2011 06:10 
Last Modified:  14 Jun 2016 18:01 
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URI:  https://mpra.ub.unimuenchen.de/id/eprint/30221 