XI—Diachronic Rationality and Prediction-Based Games


  • Meeting of the Aristotelian Society held at Senate House, University of London, on 26 April 2010 at 4:15 pm.


I explore the debate about causal versus evidential decision theory, and its recent developments in the work of Andy Egan, through the method of some simple games based on agents' predictions of each other's actions. My main focus is on the requirement for rational agents to act in a way which is consistent over time and its implications for such games and their more realistic cousins.