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Economics and Language : Five Essays - Ariel Rubinstein

Economics and Language

Five Essays

Paperback Published: 15th November 2000
ISBN: 9780521789905
Number Of Pages: 128

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Arising out of the author's lifetime fascination with the links between the formal language of mathematical models and natural language, this short book comprises five essays investigating both the economics of language and the language of economics. Ariel Rubinstein touches the structure imposed on binary relations in daily language, the evolutionary development of the meaning of words, game-theoretical considerations of pragmatics, the language of economic agents and the rhetoric of game theory. These short essays are full of challenging ideas for social scientists that should help to encourage a fundamental rethinking of many of the underlying assumptions in economic theory and game theory. As a postscript two economists, Tilman Borgers (University College London) and Bart Lipman (University of Wisconsin, Madison), and a logician, Johan van Benthem (University of Amsterdam, Institute for Logic, Language and Computation and Stanford University, Center for the Study of Language and Information) offer comments.

Economics of Language
Choosing semantic properties of language
Evolution gives meaning to language
Strategic considerations in pragmatics
Language of Economics
Decision making and language
On the rhetoric of game theory
Comments Johan van Benthem, Tilman Borgers and Barton Lipman
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ISBN: 9780521789905
ISBN-10: 0521789907
Series: Churchill Lectures in Economic Theory (Cambridge University Press)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 15th November 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 0.76
Weight (kg): 0.17

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