Bayesian Argumentation

Bayesian Argumentation

Relevant to, and drawing from, a range of disciplines, the chapters in this collection show the diversity, and applicability, of research in Bayesian argumentation. Together, they form a challenge to philosophers versed in both the use and criticism of Bayesian models who have largely overlooked their potential in argumentation. Selected from contributions to a multidisciplinary workshop on the topic held in Sweden in 2010, the authors count linguists and social psychologists among their number, in addition to philosophers. They analyze material that includes real-life court cases, experimental research results, and the insights gained from computer models. The volume provides, for the first time, a formal measure of subjective argument strength and argument force, robust enough to allow advocates of opposing sides of an argument to agree on the relative strengths of their supporting reasoning. With papers from leading figures such as Michael Oaksford and Ulrike Hahn, the book comprises recent research conducted at the frontiers of Bayesian argumentation and provides a multitude of examples in which these formal tools can be applied to informal argument. It signals new and impending developments in philosophy, which has seen Bayesian models deployed in formal epistemology and philosophy of science, but has yet to explore the full potential of Bayesian models as a framework in argumentation. In doing so, this revealing anthology looks destined to become a standard teaching text in years to come.​


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Bayesian Argumentation
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Frank Zenker
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-09 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Relevant to, and drawing from, a range of disciplines, the chapters in this collection show the diversity, and applicability, of research in Bayesian argumentat
Bayesian Natural Language Semantics and Pragmatics
Language: en
Pages: 246
Authors: Henk Zeevat
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-19 - Publisher: Springer

The contributions in this volume focus on the Bayesian interpretation of natural languages, which is widely used in areas of artificial intelligence, cognitive
Argumentation in Multi-Agent Systems
Language: en
Pages: 274
Authors: Iyad Rahwan
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-02-09 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

The theory of argumentation is a rich, interdisciplinary area of research involving philosophy, communications studies, linguistics, psychology, and logics. Its
Argument Types and Fallacies in Legal Argumentation
Language: en
Pages: 222
Authors: Thomas Bustamante
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-07 - Publisher: Springer

This book provides theoretical tools for evaluating the soundness of arguments in the context of legal argumentation. It deals with a number of general argument
International Handbook of Thinking and Reasoning
Language: en
Pages: 1301
Authors: Linden J. Ball
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-14 - Publisher: Routledge

The Routledge International Handbook of Thinking and Reasoning is an authoritative reference work providing a balanced overview of current scholarship spanning
The Handbook of Rationality
Language: en
Pages: 879
Authors: Markus Knauff
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-12-14 - Publisher: MIT Press

The first reference on rationality that integrates accounts from psychology and philosophy, covering descriptive and normative theories from both disciplines. B
Argumentation in Artificial Intelligence
Language: en
Pages: 493
Authors: Iyad Rahwan
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-06-13 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Argumentation is all around us. Letters to the Editor often make points of cons- tency, and “Why” is one of the most frequent questions in language, asking
Theory of Legal Evidence - Evidence in Legal Theory
Language: en
Pages: 274
Authors: Verena Klappstein
Categories: Evidence (Law)
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This book addresses theoretical problems concerning legal evidence. The concept of evidence is expected to fulfill a number of distinct roles in science and phi
From Is to Ought: The Place of Normative Models in the Study of Human Thought
Language: en
Pages: 189
Authors: Shira Elqayam
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-12 - Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

In the study of human thinking, two main research questions can be asked: “Descriptive Q: What is human thinking like? Normative Q: What ought human thinking
The Psychology of Micro-Targeted Election Campaigns
Language: en
Pages: 395
Authors: Jens Koed Madsen
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-26 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This book examines the psychology behind micro-targeted tactics used in election campaigning and the advent of increasingly sophisticated dynamic Agent-Based Mo