Adaptive Logics for Defeasible Reasoning

Applications in Argumentation, Normative Reasoning and Default Reasoning

  • Christian Straßer

Part of the Trends in Logic book series (TREN, volume 38)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Adaptive Logics as a Framework for Defeasible Logics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Christian Straßer
      Pages 3-10
    3. Christian Straßer
      Pages 11-58
    4. Christian Straßer
      Pages 59-84
    5. Christian Straßer
      Pages 107-153
  3. Default Reasoning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Christian Straßer
      Pages 181-206
  4. Argumentation Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Christian Straßer
      Pages 243-253
  5. Deontic Logics

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 335-438

About this book


This book presents adaptive logics as an intuitive and powerful framework for modeling defeasible reasoning. It examines various contexts in which defeasible reasoning is useful and offers a compact introduction into adaptive logics.

The author first familiarizes readers with defeasible reasoning, the adaptive logics framework, combinations of adaptive logics, and a range of useful meta-theoretic properties. He then offers a systematic study of adaptive logics based on various applications.

The book presents formal models for defeasible reasoning stemming from different contexts, such as default reasoning, argumentation, and normative reasoning. It highlights various meta-theoretic advantages of adaptive logics over other logics or logical frameworks that model defeasible reasoning. In this way the book substantiates the status of adaptive logics as a generic formal framework for defeasible reasoning.


abnormality-based reasoning abstract argumentation adaptive logic conditional logics of normality default logic defeasible modus ponens defeasible reasoning deontic conflicts deontic logic deontic paradox diachronic defeasibility dynamic proofs nonmonotonic logic plausible reasoning preference semantics reasoning on the basis of uncertainty selection semantics standard format for adaptive logics synchronic defeasibility

Authors and affiliations

  • Christian Straßer
    • 1
  1. 1.GhentBelgium

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