Change, Choice and Inference: A Study of Belief Revision and Nonmonotonic Reasoning

Oxford University Press (2001)
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Change, Choice and Inference develops logical theories that are necessary both for the understanding of adaptable human reasoning and for the design of intelligent systems. The book shows that reasoning processes - the drawing on inferences and changing one's beliefs - can be viewed as belonging to the realm of practical reason by embedding logical theories into the broader context of the theory of rational choice. The book unifies lively and significant strands of research in logic, philosophy, economics and artificial intelligence. It elaborates on the relevant theories and provides a mathematically precise foundation for the thesis that large parts of theoretical reason can be subsumed under practical reason.
Keywords Logic, Symbolic and mathematical  Inference  Choice (Psychology  Nonmonotonic reasoning
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Call number BC135.R63 2001
ISBN(s) 0198503067   9780198503064
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