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Monotonicity and reasoning with exceptions

Zenker, Frank LU (2006) In Argumentation 20(2). p.227-236
Abstract

A proposal by Ferguson [2003, Argumentation 17, 335-346] for a fully monotonic argument form allowing for the expression of defeasible generalizations is critically examined and rejected as a general solution. It is argued that (i) his proposal reaches less than the default-logician's solution allows, e.g., the monotonously derived conclusion is one-sided and itself not defeasible. (ii) when applied to a suitable example, his proposal derives the wrong conclusion. Unsuccessful remedies are discussed. © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2006.

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Default logic, Defeasible reasoning, Exceptions, Monotonicity
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Argumentation
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20
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2
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10 pages
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Springer
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0920-427X
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10.1007/s10503-006-9006-y
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English
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  author       = {Zenker, Frank},
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  pages        = {227--236},
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  series       = {Argumentation},
  title        = {Monotonicity and reasoning with exceptions},
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  volume       = {20},
  year         = {2006},
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