An intro to surrogation via the lessons of Midas.
An indicator comes to stand in for some indicated whole.
Surprisal, cognitive updating, and the avant-garde.
Reinventing the wheel, or breaking new ground?
Why do people argue different positions depending on who they're talking to?
1: The Meaning of Meaning
Starting from scratch: meaning, intent, and entailment.
2: Context and Social Games
From case studies to general principles.2.1 Crispy
3: Stacked Games and Mutual Futures Modeling
How we keep double ledgers, or, "having your cake and eating it too."3.1 Hazard
4: On Generalized Reading
Moving away from signaling theory's "writing" paradigm.4.1 Reason
Rescussitating the love-child of Schelling and Goffman.
Forget fungible value: if someone makes a trade, assume it's efficient.
Fictional games sitting atop non-fictional games.
If observable properties, then behavioral consequences.
All the things formal systems can't do and whether they matter.