TitleAn agent supports constructivist and ecological rationality
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsDebenham J, Sierra C
EditorBaeza-Yates R, Lang J\^ôme, Mitra S,
Conference Name2009 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Conference LocationMilano

An agent architecture supports the two forms of deliberation used by human agents. The work is founded on the two forms of rationality described by the two Nobel Laureates Friedrich Hayek and Vernon Smith. Cartesian, constructivist rationalism leads to game theory, decision theory and logical models. Ecological rationalism leads to deliberative actions that are derived from agents’ prior interactions and are not designed; i.e., they are strictly emergent. This paper aims to address the scant attention paid by the multiagent systems community to the predominant form of deliberation used by mankind.