14 found
Order:
  1.  17
    Games That Agents Play: A Formal Framework for Dialogues Between Autonomous Agents. [REVIEW]Peter McBurney & Simon Parsons - 2002 - 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.
    Direct download (9 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   11 citations  
  2.  59
    Computational Representation of Practical Argument.Katie Atkinson, Trevor Bench-Capon & Peter McBurney - 2006 - 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 (...)
    Direct download (7 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   3 citations  
  3.  31
    Computer Decision-Support Systems for Public Argumentation: Assessing Deliberative Legitimacy. [REVIEW]William Rehg, Peter McBurney & Simon Parsons - 2004 - 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.
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  4. A Framework for Deliberation Dialogues.David Hitchcock, Peter Mcburney & Simon Parsons - unknown
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   2 citations  
  5.  7
    Dialogue Games in Multi-Agent Systems.Peter McBurney & Simon Parsons - 2001 - 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.
    Direct download (14 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  6.  15
    The Ethical Concerns of Contemporary Zimbabwean Managers: A Preliminary Sounding. [REVIEW]Paul Gifford & Peter McBurney - 1988 - 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. (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  7.  38
    PARMENIDES: Facilitating Deliberation in Democracies. [REVIEW]Katie Atkinson, Trevor Bench-Capon & Peter McBurney - 2006 - 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, (...)
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  8.  28
    Foreword.Sieuwert Van Otterloo, Michael Wooldridge & Peter Mcburney - 2006 - Synthese 149 (2):255-256.
    No categories
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  9.  12
    Retraction and Revocation in Agent Deliberation Dialogs.Peter McBurney & Simon Parsons - 2007 - 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 (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  10.  5
    Argument Schemes for Reasoning About Trust.Simon Parsons, Katie Atkinson, Zimi Li, Peter McBurney, Elizabeth Sklar, Munindar Singh, Karen Haigh, Karl Levitt & Jeff Rowe - 2014 - Argument and Computation 5 (2-3):160-190.
    Trust is a natural mechanism by which an autonomous party, an agent, can deal with the inherent uncertainty regarding the behaviours of other parties and the uncertainty in the information it shares with those parties. Trust is thus crucial in any decentralised system. This paper builds on recent efforts to use argumentation to reason about trust. Specifically, a set of schemes is provided, and abstract patterns of reasoning that apply in multiple situations geared towards trust. Schemes are described in which (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  11.  3
    Abelson's Statistics as Principled Argument.Peter McBurney - 2001 - Informal Logic 21 (3).
    Direct download (13 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  12.  2
    Strategies for Question Selection in Argumentative Dialogues About Plans.Rolando Medellin-Gasque, Katie Atkinson, Trevor Bench-Capon & Peter McBurney - 2013 - Philosophical Explorations 4 (2):151-179.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  13.  1
    Computer Decision-Support Systems for Public Argumentation: Criteria for Assessment.Willaim Rheg, Peter Mcburney & Simon Parsons - unknown
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  14. Commentary on Verheij.Peter Mcburney - unknown
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography