Faithful representation of nonmonotonic patterns of inference

Minds and Machines 2 (1):27-49 (1992)
Recently, John Bell has proposed that a specific conditional logic, C, be considered as a serious candidate for formally representing and faithfully capturing various (possibly all) formalized notions of nonmonotonic inference. The purpose of the present paper is to develop evaluative criteria for critically assessing such claims. Inference patterns are described in terms of the presence or absence of residual classical monotonicity and intrinsic nonmonotonicity. The concept of a faithful representation is then developed for a formalism purported to encode a pattern of nonmonotonic inference already captured by another. In the main body of the paper these evaluative criteria are applied to assess (negatively) whether C or any conditional logic provides a faithful representation for nonmonotonic patterns of inference captured by inference operators and relations modeling the dynamics of belief change.
Keywords Nonmonotonic  inference  logic  conditionals  consequence relations  belief revision  theory change  defeasible reasoning  knowledge representation
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DOI 10.1007/BF00261288
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