The logic of framing effects
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Framing effects concern the having of different attitudes towards logically or necessarily equivalent contents. Framing is of crucial importance for cognitive science, behavioral economics, decision theory, and the social sciences at large. We model a typical kind of framing, grounded in (i) the structural distinction between beliefs activated in working memory and beliefs left inactive in long term memory, and (ii) the topic- or subject matter-sensitivity of belief: a feature of propositional attitudes which is attracting growing research attention. We introduce a class of models featuring (i) and (ii) to represent, and reason about, agents whose belief states can be subject to framing effects. We axiomatize a logic which we prove to be sound and complete with respect to the class.
Berto , F & Özgün , A 2023 , ' The logic of framing effects ' , Journal of Philosophical Logic , vol. 52 , no. 3 , pp. 939-952 . https://doi.org/10.1007/s10992-022-09694-0
Journal of Philosophical Logic
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DescriptionFunding: This research is published within the project ‘The Logic of Conceivability’, funded by the European Research Council (ERC CoG), grant number 681404.
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