[tutorial] Social Epistemic Logic (Jeremy Seligman)

Time: 2014 Dec. 10,12,17.

Venue: Rm 324, XinZhai (新斋), Tsinghua University, Beijing

Tutorial instructor: Jeremy Seligman (The University of Auckland)

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Abstract: In this short series of classes, I will introduce recent research on formalizing reasoning about knowledge and belief among socially connected agents. This includes such topics as the diffusion of belief across communities, gossip and social announcements, gestures, tweets and various social pathologies such as information cascades, pluralistic ignorance and the bystander effect. This is not a lecture series, in that I will adapt the class to suit the audience, introducing relevant background material along the way.


  1. Jeremy Seligman, Fenrong Liu, Patrick Girard: Knowledge, friendship and social announcements. In: Johan van Benthem, Fenrong Liu (eds.): Logic Across the University: Foundations and Applications. College Publications (2013)
  2. Fenrong Liu, Jeremy Seligman, Patrick Girard: Logical dynamics of belief change in the community. Synthese 191, 2403-2431 (2014)