Limitations of Skeptical Default Reasoning
Poole has shown that nonmonotonic logics do not handle the lottery paradox correctly. In this paper we will show that Pollock's theory of defeasible reasoning fails for the same reason: defeasible reasoning is incompatible with the skeptical notion of derivability.
Keywords: Nonmonotonic reasoning, lottery paradox.
PS Link: http://www.cs.man.ac.uk/ai/Jens/uai97.ps
PDF Link: /papers/97/p150-doerpmund.pdf
AUTHOR = "Jens Doerpmund
TITLE = "Limitations of Skeptical Default Reasoning",
BOOKTITLE = "Proceedings of the Thirteenth Conference Annual Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI-97)",
PUBLISHER = "Morgan Kaufmann",
ADDRESS = "San Francisco, CA",
YEAR = "1997",
PAGES = "150--156"