Discourses on Social Software by Jan Van EijckDiscourses on Social Software by Jan Van Eijck

Discourses on Social Software

EditorJan Van Eijck

Paperback | March 17, 2009

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Can computer science solve our social problems? With Discourses on Social Software Jan Van Eijck and Rineke Verbrugge suggest it can, offering the reader a fascinating introduction to the innovative field of social software. Compiling a series of discussions involving a logician, a computer scientist, a philosopher, and a number of researchers from various other academic fields, this collection details the many ways in which the seemingly abstract disciplines of logic and computer science can be used to analyze and solve contemporary social problems.

Jan van Eijck is professor of computer science and computational linguistics at the CWI Amsterdam and Utrecht University. Rineke Verbrugge is professor of logic and cognition at the University of Groningen.
Title:Discourses on Social SoftwareFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 9.2 × 6.1 × 0.7 inPublished:March 17, 2009Publisher:Amsterdam University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9089641238

ISBN - 13:9789089641236

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents - 6Preface - 8List of Authors - 14Chapter 1: Introductory Conversation - 16Chapter 2: Replies to Angry, Prag and Star - 30Chapter 3: What is Social Software? - 38Chapter 4: A Guest Lecture on Social Software - 50Chapter 5: Social Software and the Social Sciences - 58Chapter 6: On Social Choice Theory - 72Chapter 7: Ends and Means, Values and Virtues - 88Chapter 8: Common Knowledge and Common Belief - 100Chapter 9: Game Theory, Logic and Rational Choice - 124Chapter 10: What is Protocol Analysis? - 136Chapter 11: Dynamic Epistemic Logic for Protocol Analysis - 148Chapter 12: Battle of the Logics - 164Chapter 13: Eating from the Tree of Ignorance - 184Chapter 14: On Collective Rational Action - 200Chapter 15: Social Software and the Ills of Society - 220Bibliography - 228Index - 246