Foundations of Rational Agency

Foundations of Rational Agency

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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 and a number of approaches to programming rational agents. It will be of interest to researchers in logic, mainstream computer science, the philosophy of rational action and agency, and economics.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 302 pages
  • 160.02 x 241.3 x 22.86mm | 657.71g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1999 ed.
  • VIII, 302 p.
  • 0792356012
  • 9780792356011

Table of contents

Foundations of Rational Agency; A. Rao, M. Wooldridge.
Rationality and Intelligence; S. Russell.
What Sort of Architecture is Required for a Human-like Agent? A. Sloman.
Planning Agents; J.L. Pollock.
Toward Rational Interactions in Multiagent Domains; P.J. Gmytrasiewicz.
Know-How; S.P. Singh.
An Integrated Modal Approach to Rational Agents; W. van der Hoek, et al.
Speech Acts for Dialogue Agents; D.R. Traum.
Communication among Rational Agents; A. Haddadi.
The Evolution of Shared Plans; B.J. Grosz, S. Kraus. A Survey of A Gent-Oriented Programming; S.R. Thomas.
A Situation Calculus Approach to Modeling and Programming Agents; Y. Lesperance, et al.
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About Michael Wooldridge

Michael Wooldridge is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Liverpool, UK. He obtained his PhD in 1992 for work in the theory of multiagent systems and has, since then, been active in multiagent systems research.
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