Non-monotonic Reasoning in Deductive Argumentation [article]

Anthony Hunter
2018 arXiv   pre-print
Argumentation is a non-monotonic process. This reflects the fact that argumentation involves uncertain information, and so new information can cause a change in the conclusions drawn. However, the base logic does not need to be non-monotonic. Indeed, most proposals for structured argumentation use a monotonic base logic (e.g. some form of modus ponens with a rule-based language, or classical logic). Nonetheless, there are issues in capturing defeasible reasoning in argumentation including
more » ... of base logic and modelling of defeasible knowledge. And there are insights and tools to be harnessed for research in non-monontonic logics. We consider some of these issues in this paper.
arXiv:1809.00858v1 fatcat:x4psmp2vpbh73gdooxyqosb3pm