Monotonicity and reasoning with exceptions
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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.
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|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2006 Oct|