This contribution is a gentle introduction to so-called dynamic epistemic logics, that can describe how agents change their knowledge and beliefs. We start with a concise introduction to epistemic logic, through the example of one, two and finally three players holding cards; and, mainly for the purpose of motivating the dynamics, we also very summarily introduce the concepts of general and common knowledge. We then pay ample attention to the logic of public announcements, wherein agents change their knowledge as the result of, indeed, public announcements. One crucial topic in that setting is that of unsuccessful updates: formulas that become false when announced. The Moore-sentences that were already extensively discussed at the conception of epistemic logic in  give rise to such unsuccessful updates. After that, we present a few examples of more complex epistemic updates. Our closing observations are on recent developments that link the ‘standard’ topic of (theory) belief revision  to the dynamic epistemic logics introduced here.
|Title of host publication||Jaakko Hintikka on Knowledge and Game-Theoretical Semantics|
|Editors||Hans van Ditmarsch, Gabriel Sandu|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Name||Outstanding Contributions to Logic|
- Dynamic epistemic logic
- Multi-agent systems
- Modal logic