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Epinets : the epistemic structure and dynamics of social networks

Author: Mihnea C Moldoveanu; Joel A C Baum
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford Business Books, an imprint of Stanford University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What must human agents know about what other humans - with whom they are connected - know, in order for the resulting web of ties among them to function as a social network? The explanatory success of social network theories depends critically on assumptions about what agents know, what they know about what other agents with whom they are connected know, and the extent to which they trust what they and the others  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2013032081
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mihnea C Moldoveanu; Joel A C Baum
ISBN: 0804789452 9780804789455
OCLC Number: 874969471
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Why do we need an epistemic model of social networks? --
An epistemic description language for social interactions and networks --
"What do you think I think you think about it?" : epinets as a tool for the study of network structure --
"I think you think I think you're lying" : trust, secrecy, covertness and authentication in social networks --
"I know you think she thinks I trust you --
but, I don't" : moves, tactics, and strategies defined and played on epinets --
By way of conclusion : what you may think we think we are doing here.
Other Titles: Epistemic structure and dynamics of social networks
Responsibility: Mihnea C. Moldoveanu and Joel A.C. Baum.

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Epinets fleshes out a new language for talking about the knowledge and beliefs that underpin communication in social networks. This book better enables readers to explain, predict, and intervene in  Read more...

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"What your contacts really know remains one of the most intriguing and mysterious quandaries of a powerful social network. Baum and Moldoveanu offer a treasure of insights for solving this puzzle and Read more...

 
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