Supraclassical Consequence: Abduction, Induction, and Probability for Commonsense Reasoning

Journal of Knowledge Structures and Systems 4 (1):1 - 46 (2023)
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Abstract

Reasoning over our knowledge bases and theories often requires non-deductive inferences, especially – but by no means only – when commonsense reasoning is the case, i.e. when practical agency is called for. This kind of reasoning can be adequately formalized via the notion of supraclassical consequence, a non-deductive consequence tightly associated with default and non-monotonic reasoning and featuring centrally in abductive, inductive, and probabilistic logical systems. In this paper, we analyze core concepts and problems of these systems in the light of supraclassical consequence.

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Luis M. Augusto
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