Reasoning with Actual and Potential Contradictions

  • Philippe Besnard
  • Anthony Hunter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Philippe Besnard, Anthony Hunter
    Pages 1-9
  3. Anthony Hunter
    Pages 11-36
  4. J.-J. Ch. Meyer, W. Van Der Hoek
    Pages 37-75
  5. Torsten Schaub
    Pages 77-133
  6. James P. Delgrande
    Pages 135-173
  7. P. Geerts, E. Laenens, D. Vermeir
    Pages 175-210
  8. Carlos Viegas Damásio, Luís Moniz Pereira
    Pages 241-320
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 321-333

About this book


We are happy to present the second volume of the Handbook of Defeasible Reasoning and Uncertainty Management Systems. Uncertainty pervades the real world and must therefore be addressed by every system that attempts to represent reality. The representation of un­ certainty is a major concern of philosophers, logicians, artificial intelligence researchers and computer sciencists, psychologists, statisticians, economists and engineers. The present Handbook volumes provide frontline coverage of this area. This Handbook was produced in the style of previous handbook series like the Handbook of Philosophical Logic, the Handbook of Logic in Computer Science, the Handbook of Logic in Artificial Intelligence and Logic Programming, and can be seen as a companion to them in covering the wide applications of logic and reasoning. We hope it will answer the needs for adequate representations of uncertainty. This Handbook series grew out of the ESPRIT Basic Research Project DRUMS II, where the acronym is made out of the Handbook series title. This project was financially supported by the European Union and regroups 20 major European research teams working in the general domain of uncer­ tainty. As a fringe benefit of the DRUMS project, the research community was able to create this Handbook series, relying on the DRUMS partici­ pants as the core of the authors for the Handbook together with external international experts.


artificial intelligence intelligence knowledge logic logic programming modal logic philosophy programming semantics

Editors and affiliations

  • Philippe Besnard
    • 1
  • Anthony Hunter
    • 2
  1. 1.IRSIARennesFrance
  2. 2.University CollegeLondonUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5063-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1739-7
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