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Mind the Croc! Rationality Gaps vis-à-vis the Crocodile Paradox

Article by Gerogiorgakis, Stamatios
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This article discusses rationality gaps triggered by self-referential/cyclic choice, the latter being understood as choosing according to a norm that refers to the choosing itself. The Crocodile Paradox is reformulated and analyzed as a game—named CP—whose Nash equilibrium is shown to trigger a cyclic choice and to invite a rationality gap. It is shown that choosing the Nash equilibrium of CP conforms to the principles Wolfgang Spohn and Haim Gaifman introduced to, allegedly, guarantee acyclicity but, in fact, does not prevent self-referential/cyclic choice and rationality gaps. It is shown that CP is a counter-example to Gaifman's solution of the rationality gaps problem.

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issn
0144-5340
journal
History and Philosophy of Logic
language
en
pages
1--13
publisher
Taylor & Francis

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@article{Gerogiorgakis2015,
	abstract = {This article discusses rationality gaps triggered by self-referential/cyclic choice, the latter being understood as choosing according to a norm that refers to the choosing itself. The Crocodile Paradox is reformulated and analyzed as a game—named CP—whose Nash equilibrium is shown to trigger a cyclic choice and to invite a rationality gap. It is shown that choosing the Nash equilibrium of CP conforms to the principles Wolfgang Spohn and Haim Gaifman introduced to, allegedly, guarantee acyclicity but, in fact, does not prevent self-referential/cyclic choice and rationality gaps. It is shown that CP is a counter-example to Gaifman's solution of the rationality gaps problem.},
	author = {Gerogiorgakis, Stamatios},
	issn = {0144-5340},
	journal = {History and Philosophy of Logic},
	language = {en},
	month = {jun},
	pages = {1--13},
	publisher = {Taylor {\&} Francis},
	title = {Mind the Croc! Rationality Gaps vis-{\`{a}}-vis the Crocodile Paradox},
	url = {http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01445340.2015.1046211{\#}.VegVv{\_}lViHg},
	year = 2015,
	urldate = {2015-09-03},
	collections = {Attention-grabbing titles,Animals}
}