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Evaluating Networks of Arguments: A Case Study in Mīmāṃsā Dialectics

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Abstract

We formalize networks of authored arguments. These networks are then mapped to \(ASPIC{^+}\) theories that subsequently instantiate Extended Argumentation Frameworks. Evaluation of arguments in the latter determines the status of the arguments in the source networks. The methodology is illustrated through a collaboration between scholars of South Asian philosophy, logicians and formal argumentation theorists, analyzing excerpts of Sanskrit texts concerning a controversial normative debate within the philosophical school of Mīmāṃsā.

Keywords

  • Instantiated arguments
  • Extended argumentation frameworks
  • \(ASPIC{^+}\)
  • Argument networks
  • Dialectics
  • Mīmāṃsā philosophy

Work partially funded by the projects WWTF MA16-028 and FWF W1255-N23.

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    Different interpretations of these arguments might be implemented in \(ASPIC{^+}\), and compared and evaluated on their logical consequences.

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van Berkel, K., Ciabattoni, A., Freschi, E., Modgil, S. (2019). Evaluating Networks of Arguments: A Case Study in Mīmāṃsā Dialectics. In: Blackburn, P., Lorini, E., Guo, M. (eds) Logic, Rationality, and Interaction. LORI 2019. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 11813. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-60292-8_26

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