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Elements of Argumentation

Philippe Besnard and Anthony Hunter


Logic-based formalizations of argumentation, which assume a set of formulae and then lay out arguments and counterarguments that can be obtained from these formulae, have been refined in recent years in an attempt to capture more closely real-world practical argumentation. This book introduces techniques for formalizing deductive argumentation in artificial intelligence, emphasizing emerging formalizations for practical argumentation. It discusses how arguments can be constructed, how key intrinsic and extrinsic factors can be identified, and how these analyses can be harnessed for formalizing ... More

Keywords: logic-based formalizations, formulae, practical argumentation, formalizing argumentation, artificial intelligence, emerging formalizations, problem analysis, decision making, arguments, counterarguments

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780262026437
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262026437.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philippe Besnard, author

Anthony Hunter, author