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  1. Simon Parsons, Katie Atkinson, Zimi Li, Peter McBurney, Elizabeth Sklar, Munindar Singh, Karen Haigh, Karl Levitt & Jeff Rowe (2014). Argument Schemes for Reasoning About Trust. 5 (2-3):160-190.
    (2014). Argument schemes for reasoning about trust. Argument & Computation: Vol. 5, Trust, Argumentation and Technology, pp. 160-190. doi: 10.1080/19462166.2014.913075.
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  2. Rolando Medellin-Gasque, Katie Atkinson, Trevor Bench-Capon & Peter McBurney (2013). Strategies for Question Selection in Argumentative Dialogues About Plans. 4 (2):151-179.
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  3. Peter McBurney & Simon Parsons (2007). Retraction and Revocation in Agent Deliberation Dialogs. Argumentation 21 (3):269-289.
    We present a generic denotational semantic framework for protocols for dialogs between rational and autonomous agents over action which allows for retraction and revocation of proposals for action. The semantic framework views participants in a deliberation dialog as jointly and incrementally manipulating the contents of shared spaces of action-intention tokens. The framework extends prior work by decoupling the identity of an agent who first articulates a proposal for action from the identity of any agent then empowered to retract or revoke (...)
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  4. Katie Atkinson, Trevor Bench-Capon & Peter McBurney (2006). Computational Representation of Practical Argument. Synthese 152 (2):157 - 206.
    In this paper we consider persuasion in the context of practical reasoning, and discuss the problems associated with construing reasoning about actions in a manner similar to reasoning about beliefs. We propose a perspective on practical reasoning as presumptive justification of a course of action, along with critical questions of this justification, building on the account of Walton. From this perspective, we articulate an interaction protocol, which we call PARMA, for dialogues over proposed actions based on this theory. We outline (...)
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  5. Katie Atkinson, Trevor Bench-Capon & Peter McBurney (2006). PARMENIDES: Facilitating Deliberation in Democracies. [REVIEW] Artificial Intelligence and Law 14 (4):261-275.
    Governments and other groups interested in the views of citizens require the means to present justifications of proposed actions, and the means to solicit public opinion concerning these justifications. Although Internet technologies provide the means for such dialogues, system designers usually face a choice between allowing unstructured dialogues, through, for example, bulletin boards, or requiring citizens to acquire a knowledge of some argumentation schema or theory, as in, for example, ZENO. Both of these options present usability problems. In this paper, (...)
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  6. Sieuwert Van Otterloo, Michael Wooldridge & Peter Mcburney (2006). Foreword. Synthese 149 (2):255-256.
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  7. William Rehg, Peter McBurney & Simon Parsons (2004). Computer Decision-Support Systems for Public Argumentation: Assessing Deliberative Legitimacy. [REVIEW] AI and Society 19 (3):203-228.
    Recent proposals for computer-assisted argumentation have drawn on dialectical models of argumentation. When used to assist public policy planning, such systems also raise questions of political legitimacy. Drawing on deliberative democratic theory, we elaborate normative criteria for deliberative legitimacy and illustrate their use for assessing two argumentation systems. Full assessment of such systems requires experiments in which system designers draw on expertise from the social sciences and enter into the policy deliberation itself at the level of participants.
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  8. Peter McBurney & Simon Parsons (2002). Games That Agents Play: A Formal Framework for Dialogues Between Autonomous Agents. [REVIEW] Journal of Logic, Language and Information 11 (3):315-334.
    We present a logic-based formalism for modeling ofdialogues between intelligent and autonomous software agents,building on a theory of abstract dialogue games which we present.The formalism enables representation of complex dialogues assequences of moves in a combination of dialogue games, and allowsdialogues to be embedded inside one another. The formalism iscomputational and its modular nature enables different types ofdialogues to be represented.
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  9. Peter McBurney (2001). Abelson's Statistics as Principled Argument. Informal Logic 21 (3).
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  10. Peter McBurney & Simon Parsons (2001). Dialogue Games in Multi-Agent Systems. Informal Logic 22 (3).
    Formal dialogue games have been studied in philosophy since at least the time of Aristotle. Recently they have been applied in various contexts in computer science and artificial intelligence, particularly as the basis for interaction between autonomous software agents. We review these applications and discuss the many open research questions and challenges at this exciting interface between philosophy and computer science.
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  11. Paul Gifford & Peter McBurney (1988). The Ethical Concerns of Contemporary Zimbabwean Managers: A Preliminary Sounding. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 7 (5):363 - 372.
    An MBA course has recently been introduced in the Department of Business Studies at the University of Zimbabwe. Applications for the course are numerous, so selection can be very rigorous. Thus the students admitted to the course comprise many of the country's most promising junior managers. As an assignment for a course on business ethics, the students were asked to discuss an ethical problem they had met in the course of business. An analysis of the problems discussed is quite revealing. (...)
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