Ashton T. Sperry

Ashton T. Sperry
Ronin Institute · Department of Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
I'm a Ph.D. in Philosophy who specializes in artificial intelligence, decision and game theory, and the philosophy of science. My current research is on the application of machine and deep learning to belief-revision in game theory, the explanatory power of equilibrium models, and how agent-based models capture the complexity of economic behavior.

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Equilibrium explanations use an equilibrium to represent and explain a system’s dynamic behavior. They provide a system with the property of global stability: a system will converge towards and remain in equilibrium regardless of its initial conditions and dynamic process. Thus, equilibrium explanations are generally treated as non-causal explanati...
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Strategy is formally defined as a complete plan of action for every contingency in a game. Ideal agents can evaluate every contingency. But real people cannot do so, and require a belief-revision policy to guide their choices in unforeseen contingencies. The objects of belief-revision policies are beliefs, not strategies and acts. Thus, the rationa...
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Normative game theory unsatisfactorily explains rational behavior. Real people do not behave as predicted, and what is prescribed as rational behavior is normally unattainable in real-life. The problem is that current normative analysis does not account for people's cognitive limitations – their bounded rationality. However, this paper develops an...