- Toward an epistemic-logical theory of categorization
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- Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB)
- Amsterdam Business School Research Institute (ABS-RI)
Categorization systems are widely studied in psychology, sociology, and organization theory as information-structuring devices which are critical to decision-making processes. In the present paper, we introduce a sound and complete epistemic logic of categories and agents' categorical perception. The Kripke-style semantics of this logic is given in terms of data structures based on two domains: one domain representing objects (e.g. market products) and one domain representing the features of the objects which are relevant to the agents' decision-making. We use this framework to discuss and propose logic-based formalizations of some core concepts from psychological, sociological, and organizational research in categorization theory.
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- In: Proceedings Sixteenth Conference on Theoretical Aspects of Rationality and Knowledge : Liverpool, UK, 24-26 July 2017.
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