Logics for Defeasible Argumentation

Henry Prakken & Gerard Vreeswijk

In Volume 4 of D. Gabbay and F. Guenthner (eds.), Handbook of Philosophical Logic, second edition, pp. 218-319. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht etc, 2002.

Table of contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. Nonmonotonic logics: overview and philosophical relevance
    1. Research in nonmonotonic reasoning
    2. Nonmonotonic reasoning: AI or logic?
  3. Systems for defeasible argumentation: a conceptual sketch
  4. General features of argument-based semantics
    1. The unique-status-assignment approach
    2. The multiple-status-assignments approach
    3. Comparing the two approaches
    4. General properties of consequence notions
  5. Some Argumentation Systems
    1. The abstract approach of Bondarenko, Dung, Kowalski and Toni
    2. Pollock
    3. Inheritance systems
    4. Lin and Shoham
    5. Vreeswijk's Abstract Argumentation Systems
    6. Simari and Loui
    7. Prakken and Sartor
    8. Nute's Defeasible Logic
    9. Defeasible argumentation in reasoning about events (Konolige, 1988)
    10. A brief overview of other work
  6. Dialectical forms of argumentation systems
    1. Argument games
    2. Exhaustive dispute
    3. Completeness results
    4. Disputes with defeasible priorities
  7. Final remarks