What struck me the most about Davidson when we became colleagues
at Stanford in 1966 was the wide scope of his interests and abilities. He
taught courses ranging from logic and decision theory to ethics, epistemology,
philosophy of science, philosophy of language, history of philosophy
(ancient, medieval, and modern), philosophy of music, and philosophy
and literature. And he enjoyed it.
Crowther (1993: 3) provides a criticism of accounts that attempt to
detail the interaction between agent and environment. He maintains that
any description of the ontological reciprocity of agent and context inevitably
will be fragmentary and distorted, because pre-reﬂective reciprocity cannot
be captured in words. However that may be, TSC sidesteps the problem by
using DST to shed light on the reciprocity of agent and context.
Abstract. A pair of ‘trust maps’ give a fine-grained view of an agent’s accumulated,
time-discounted belief that the enactment of commitments by another
agent will be in-line with what was promised, and that the observed agent will act
in a way that respects the confidentiality of previously passed information. The
structure of these maps is defined in terms of a categorisation of utterances and
the ontology. Various summary measures are then applied to these maps to give a
succinct view of trust....