Trends in Logic

Adaptive Logics for Defeasible Reasoning

Applications in Argumentation, Normative Reasoning and Default Reasoning

Authors: Straßer, Christian

  • Presents adaptive logics as an intuitive and powerful framework to model defeasible reasoning
  • Features intuitive examples and case studies
  • Details a range of applications that will appeal to researchers with various interests and backgrounds
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This book presents adaptive logics as an intuitive and powerful framework for modeling defeasible reasoning. It examines various contexts in which defeasible reasoning is useful and offers a compact introduction into adaptive logics.

The author first familiarizes readers with defeasible reasoning, the adaptive logics framework, combinations of adaptive logics, and a range of useful meta-theoretic properties. He then offers a systematic study of adaptive logics based on various applications.

The book presents formal models for defeasible reasoning stemming from different contexts, such as default reasoning, argumentation, and normative reasoning. It highlights various meta-theoretic advantages of adaptive logics over other logics or logical frameworks that model defeasible reasoning. In this way the book substantiates the status of adaptive logics as a generic formal framework for defeasible reasoning.

About the authors

Christian Straßer obtained his PhD at the Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science at Ghent University. His main research activities concern defeasible and normative reasoning. Having a background in both philosophy and computer science, he is interested in normative accounts of human reasoning as well as artificial intelligence. http://ugent.academia.edu/ChristianStraßer

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“This is a book on the application of a class of logics, called adaptive logics, to a particular form of reasoning, in effect, of a defeasible kind. … this book is clearly aimed at people interested in knowing the reaches of a formal logic formalism, from a philosophical viewpoint, without great concern for complexity and computational issues. And it may also serve a public with such computational concerns looking for an articulated starting point.” (Marcelo Finger, Mathematical Reviews, April, 2016)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Straßer, Christian

    Pages 3-10

  • The Standard Format for Adaptive Logics

    Straßer, Christian

    Pages 11-58

  • Sequential Combinations of ALs

    Straßer, Christian

    Pages 59-84

  • On the Transparency of Defeasible Logics: Equivalent Premise Sets, Equivalence of Their Extensions, and Maximality of the Lower Limit

    Straßer, Christian

    Pages 85-105

  • Generalizing the Standard Format

    Straßer, Christian

    Pages 107-153

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Adaptive Logics for Defeasible Reasoning
Book Subtitle
Applications in Argumentation, Normative Reasoning and Default Reasoning
Authors
Series Title
Trends in Logic
Series Volume
38
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-00792-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-00792-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-00791-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34388-4
Series ISSN
1572-6126
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 438
Number of Illustrations and Tables
34 b/w illustrations
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