A Logic of Abstract Argumentation

  • Guido Boella
  • Joris Hulstijn
  • Leendert van der Torre
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4049)


In this paper we introduce a logic of abstract argumentation capturing Dung’s theory of abstract argumentation, based on connectives for attack and defend. We extend it to a modal logic of abstract argumentation to generalize Dung’s theory and define variants of it. Moreover, we use the logic to relate Dung’s theory of abstract argumentation to more traditional conditional and comparative formalisms, and we illustrate how to reason about arguments in meta-argumentation.


Modal Logic Logic Programming Argumentation Theory Abstract Argumentation Argument Framework 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guido Boella
    • 1
  • Joris Hulstijn
    • 2
  • Leendert van der Torre
    • 3
  1. 1.Universitá di Torino 
  2. 2.Vrije UniversiteitAmsterdam
  3. 3.CWI Amsterdam and Delft University of Technology 

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