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A Default Logical Semantics for Defeasible Argumentation
Gabriele Kern-Isberner, Guillermo R Simari

Last modified: 2011-03-21


Defeasible argumentation and default reasoning are usually perceived as two similar, but distinct approaches to commonsense reasoning. In this paper, we combine these two fields by viewing (defeasible resp. default) rules as a common crucial part in both areas. We will make use of possible worlds semantics from default reasoning to provide examples for arguments, and carry over the notion of plausibility to the argumentative framework. Moreover, we base a priority relation between arguments on the tolerance partitioning of system Z and obtain a criterion phrased in system Z terms that ensures warrancy in defeasible argumentation.

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