Chapter

Problems with priorities

John F. Horty

in Reasons as Defaults

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780199744077
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199932566 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744077.003.0008
Problems with priorities

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This chapter addresses some of the problems confronting the simple account of defeat presented earlier, by exploring two further accounts of default reasoning with fixed priorities. The first fits within the general framework developed in this book, simply refining the earlier concept of defeat. The second shifts to an entirely different, more procedural framework, in which priorities among defaults are accommodated by controlling the order in which these defaults are applied.

Keywords: default reasoning; defeat; rebutting defeat; order of application; reinstatement

Chapter.  13582 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic

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