Truth and Probability in Evolutionary Games

Publication Year:
2016
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11946
Author(s):
Jeffrey Alan Barrett
preprint description
This paper concerns two composite Lewis-Skyrms signaling games. Each consists in a base game that evolves a language descriptive of nature and a metagame that coevolves a language descriptive of the base game and its evolving language. The first composite game shows how a pragmatic notion of truth might coevolve with a simple descriptive language. The second shows how a pragmatic notion of probability might similarly coevolve. Each of these pragmatic notions is characterized by the particular game and role that it comes to play in the game.